LGBT rights in Asia and the Pacific, and impact of corona virus disease (COVID-19)

This Podcast features Prof Dr Dédé Oetomo, Adjunct Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Universitas Surabaya, Indonesia; Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia; and the Postgraduate Program, Universitas Katolik Widya Mandala Surabaya, Indonesia. He is a scholar, educator and activist in research, education and advocacy in the fields of language and society, HIV/AIDS and sexuality, mainly at GAYA NUSANTARA Foundation, APCOM and the Coalition for Sexual & Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR).

Sonal Mehta, Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) South Asia Regional Office; Arif Jafar, noted LGBT rights activist; Roy Wadia, UNFPA Asia and the Pacific; Dr Smarajit Jana from Durbar Mahila Samanway Committee (DMSC); and several others also share insights on SRHR.

Be welcome to listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, aCast, Podtail, BluBrry, and other podcast streaming platforms.

#APCRSHR10 Dialogues is a special series of fortnightly online interviews with SRHR leaders in Asia Pacific, on the overarching theme of "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Asia Pacific: 2030 SDGs vision and 2020 realities" - which is also the theme of APCRSHR10. Co-hosted by APCRSHR10 and CNS, these online interviews are streamed LIVE every fortnight from February to May 2020.

They were in conversation with CNS Managing Editor and Executive Director Shobha Shukla, who is also the coordinator of Asia Pacific media network to end TB & tobacco, and prevent NCDs (APCAT Media).

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CNS team