Judith Merckel

Country Director, Ipas South Africa

Judith Merckel has spent years advocating for women’s rights with a specific interest in women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). She previously served as coordinator of a South African alliance of SRHR organizations, where she was involved in work on the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS, the National Action Plan to End Gender Violence, and the Sexual Offences Act.

She also has extensive advocacy and lobbying experience, and is experienced in staging strategic, community-based interventions with policymakers, government ministers, academics, activists, and women and girls.