Girl Up Initiative Uganda
Monica Nyiraguhabwa is an innovative social entrepreneur and activist. In 2012, she founded Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU) to respond to the limited life choices and opportunities among adolescent girls and young women living in the urban slum areas of Uganda. Monica is a highly respected advocate for girls’ education in Uganda who has been selected as an Obama Africa leader, Perennial Fellow, Cordes Fellow, Skoll Fellow and African Visionary Fellow. She has also been named as a Top Woman 40 Under 40 by the national New Vision newspaper in 2017 and 2019. Monica has guided GUIU to achieving global status as a well-known, locally-rooted organization working to secure long-term change for women and girls in Uganda and beyond.