Maudlyn Akosua Awuku: A Trailblazing Advocate for Gender Equality and Youth Empowerment

Maudlyn Akosua Awuku is a young Ghanaian woman driven by ambition, passion, and self-motivation. She seizes every opportunity that comes her way and strives to make a positive impact through her service. Maudlyn is committed to promoting female leadership, fostering social change, and empowering women and young people to strive for sustainable development and gender parity.

Her educational background includes an MSc in Project Management from the University of Salford Manchester, UK, a degree in Sociology and Political Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, an Executive MBA in Leadership and Management from the Accra Business School, and a Diploma in French Language Studies. Maudlyn is an accomplished leader in community development.

She is the visionary founder and Managing Director of the GEWE Global Network CIC ( in the UK. The platform promotes Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, focusing on supporting young women and girls in political and civic leadership participation and decision-making. Her efforts have been recognised in the UK with a grant of £10,000 to further her cause.

In addition, Maudlyn is the founder and CEO of Anijie Global Foundation (, which is dedicated to empowering women, youth, and children in West Africa, Ghana. The foundation focuses on building their capacity, skills, and resources to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda 2030 and realising the African Union Agenda 2063. “The Africa We Want”, particularly emphasising Gender Equality, Climate Action, and Quality Education. The organisation has empowered over 6,000 women and youth through sustainable initiatives and advocacy and donated 5,000 exercise books to over 40 schools in marginalised communities, promoting inclusive and equitable lifelong learning opportunities for all.

On July 11, 2023, Maudlyn Akosua Awuku, a Ghanaian advocate dedicated to women empowerment, youth leadership, and inclusion, was recognised with the Young Achievers Award at the UK House of Commons. She was among 20 outstanding young individuals in the UK selected for their exceptional commitment to community development. The attendees of the event, hosted by Dean Russel MP and the Universal Peace Federation, an organisation holding consultative status with the United Nations, included Members of Parliament, diplomats, policymakers, and youth leaders.


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