About Advocacy Without Borders

Empowering Voices;
Embracing Differences

Our History

From Grassroots to Global Impact

Two people racing one another in their wheelchairsAdvocacy Without Borders is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 with the mission of promoting meaningful community leadership and engagement, collaborative partnerships, social justice, and education. Our goal is a simple yet important one:  To encourage ALL people to make a difference, regardless of their differences. We seek to amplify perspectives of communities such as individuals from marginalized racial and gender groups, youth, survivors, people with disabilities, and  historically minoritized and/or underrepresented identities. Our work is driven by the belief that ALL voices matter, and that everyone deserves an opportunity to strive for growth and change. 

Our Vision

A World Where All Voices Matter

Clasped hands of differen racesAdvocacy Without Borders envisions a world where everyone has the opportunity to strive for growth and change, regardless of their background or circumstances.  We are dedicated to meaningful community engagement, social justice, education, and collaboration. Our vision is rooted in principles of intersectionality, disability justice, neurodiversity, and radical inclusion, seeking to amplify the perspectives of marginalized communities and foster a world where all perspectives are valued.

Our Team

The People Behind Our Mission

Image of four adult volunteers of various backgrounds smiling with their arms around one another.Advocacy Without Borders is led by a diverse and dedicated team of individuals united by a passion for change. Under the coordination of founder and principal operator Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, PhD, and with guidance from a diverse leadership team, our organization has been successful in promoting social justice through collaborative partnerships, education, and community engagement.

Our Founder

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, PhD

Headshot of MGODr. Morénike Giwa Onaiwu is the driving force behind Advocacy Without Borders, bringing her vision to life with the founding of the organization in February 2014. Possessing a passion and deep understanding of the importance of advocacy for all people, regardless of their differences, Morénike has dedicated her life to empowering individuals to embrace their inner advocate and make a difference in the world. Learn more about her journey and the inspiration behind Advocacy Without Borders on her personal website, https://MorenikeGO.com