Adebukola Comfort Shonibare

Location: Nigeria
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2016
Title & Organization: Women's Rights Advocate

Bukky Shonibare has over ten years' experience in the social sector, focusing on women's' and girls’ rights, girl-child education, and humanitarian assistance. Bukky is a strategic team member of the #BringBackOurGirls movement, where she advocates for the rescue of 219 abducted Chibok schoolgirls, while engaging in strategic planning, mobilization, sensitization/awareness, stakeholder engagement, and events coordination. Bukky manages The Light Foundation, through which she coordinates ‘Adopt-A-Camp’ – a humanitarian intervention assisting internally displaced persons. She is a strategic member of the ECOWAS Early Warning and Rapid Response initiative, and a working group member on ‘Women, Peace and Security’ (Resolution 1325) for the UN Office for West Africa. She holds a certificate in Social Sector Management from Pan Atlantic University, and is completing her master's in Peace and Security at Addis Ababa University. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Bukky will continue advocating for Boko Haram abductees, girl-child education, and displaced persons.

Blog Entries

Global Founders | Episode 04: Next Steps for the Chibok Girls (with Bukky Shonibare)




For over 700 days, Bukky Shonibare has Shared Touching #BringBackOurGirls Reminders

Bukky Shonibare is a 2016 Presidential Precinct Mandela Washington Fellowship alumna. Learn about her experience here.

By Fu’ad Lawal | Pulse Nigeria | October 19, 2016
When the world lowered its placards due to fatigue or hopelessness, Bukky Shonibare raised hers and hasn’t dropped it since.
One night in the middle of April 2014, […]

Bukky Shonibare – MWF2016 Impact Story

Bukky Shonibare is a strategic team leader of the Bring Back our Girls Movement from Abuja, Nigeria. Through her work with Bring Back our Girls and the Light Family Empowerment Foundation, Bukky is an advocate for expanding opportunities for women and girls all across Africa.

“By the time we come […]

Voice of America: Precinct YALI Fellow Grace Jerry

Voice of America

In 2002-21 year old Grace Jerry, from Jos, Nigeria was riding her bike home from choir practice. She was struck by a drunk driver and sustained very serious spinal cord injuries. At the scene of the accident, witnesses thought she was dead. She was thrown into the […]