Country Director at Global Rights Nigeria
Abiodun Baiyewu coordinates Global Rights programs and specifically works on Access to Justice, Women’s Rights, Natural Resources and Human Rights, and Security and Human Rights programs from their Abuja office. Her work focuses on programs that address governance failures that exacerbate the disenfranchisement and the violations of the rights of the poor and marginalized, women and victims of discrimination.
Before joining Global Rights, she worked with an array of organizations including the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group, the O’Neill Institute for Global and National Health Law, the Center for African Policy and Peace Strategy, and the American Center for International Labor Solidarity.
Abiodun is the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability, Chair of Justice Empowerment Initiative and a member of the governing board of Annies’ Place.
She was also a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow in the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Program at Georgetown University. In addition, she is a writer, an accredited mediator, dispute resolution trainer, and an HIV/AIDS youth counselor.