Onyinye Edeh

Onyinye is a passionate advocate for girls’ empowerment and sexual and reproductive health education and services for youth. As a 2016-2018 Institute of Current World Affairs fellow, she is studying the issues that propel child marriage, hinder education, and affect girls’ empowerment in Nigeria and Niger. She founded Strong Enough Girls to empower adolescent girls and young women in Nigeria and Kenya through education, mentorship, and life skills development—so they can reach their potential and realize their dreams. Raised in Nigeria and the US, Onyinye actively promotes cross-cultural and interdisciplinary partnerships. Before starting Strong Enough Girls—and after earning a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington—she was a program assistant for the Diagnostics and Technology Solutions programs at PATH’s Seattle headquarters.