Gender Equality Talks | #GETalksLive

CNS launched Gender Equality Talks (#GETalksLive) in September 2022 on Safe Abortion Day, to underline the pivotal significance of bodily autonomy and sexual rights in progressing towards sustainable development for all. Only 99 months are left to deliver on the promise of UN Sustainable Development Goals, and unless we ensure gender equality and human rights for all the people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions worldwide, we cannot deliver on these goals.
"The only possible world order, which is socially just and ecologically sustainable for everyone and our planet, is a feminist world order, so do we believe," says Shobha Shukla, CNS founder. 
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#GETalksLive Speakers
  • Kiran Deshmukh
    • President of National Network of Sex Workers in India, and a member of the Veshya Anyay Mukti Parishad (VAMP) and SANGRAM teams
  • Applesta da Costa
    • Young psychologist who dedicatedly serves the HIV key populations with Human Touch Foundation, Goa, India and represented at 2022 Asia Pacific Youth Festival: Putting young key populations first to end AIDS by 2030

  • Professor (Dr) Amita Pandey
    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King George's Medical University (KGMU), India. Prof Amita Pandey is among the Academic Editors of the prestigious Asian Research Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. She is also a Master Trainer for India's most populated state UP's State Innovation for family planning services or SIFPSA, and one of the few obstetricians and gynaecologists who also specializes in medical genetics

  • Dr Ishwar Gilada
    • Governing Council member of International AIDS Society (IAS) from Asia and the Pacific region, and President of AIDS Society of India (ASI). He is also the Secretary General of Organized Medicine Academic Guild of India (OMAG) and longest serving HIV medical expert in India.

  • Mina Barling
    • She is part of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Director's Leadership Team and Director, External Relations at IPPF. Mina has a wealth of senior level experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Before joining IPPF in July 2018, Mina was Vice President for Partnerships and Development at EngenderHealth. Prior to that she was Director of Strategic Programs at Marie Stopes International, where she ensured critical investments translated into safe sexual and reproductive health care services for the world’s most vulnerable women.  

  • Sonal Mehta
    • Sonal Mehta is the South Asia Regional Director for International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and a long-standing and widely respected advocate for #GenderEquality and #HumanRights.

  • Professor (Dr) Tadashi Kimura
    • Chairperson of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; and Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Osaka University School of Medicine, Japan.

  • Professor (Dr) Aziz-un-Nissa Abbasi
    • National President of Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Pakistan (SOGP) and Abbottabad Chapter President of Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is also the Dean, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology department of Ayub Medical College of Abbottabad.

  • Dr Unnop Jaisamrarn
    • Secretary General of The Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Chief of the Family Planning and Reproductive Health Unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He is also the Associate Dean for International Affairs of Faculty of Medicine; Vice-President of Thai Menopause Society; President of Thai Osteoporosis Foundation; Secretary of Forum for WHO Multicenter Research in Reproductive Health; and Secretary General of WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in Human Reproduction.

  • Prof Yi Yung Chen
    • Director, Taiwan Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Senior Attending Physician, Division of High Risk Pregnancy, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mackay Memorial Hospital.

  • Dr K Balanathan A/L Kathirgamanthan
    • President of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital Seberang Jaya, Malaysia.

  • Prof Glen Mola
    • Professor and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Port Moresby General Hospital in Papua New Guinea, and Treasurer, Papua New Guinea Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society

  • Tomoko Fukuda
    • Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) East and South-East Asia and Oceania Region

  • Ashrafun Nahar Misti
    • Founder Executive Director, Women With Disabilities Development Foundation (WDDF) Bangladesh

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