Meeting Conveners

Elizabeth Maguire, President and CEO, Ipas, USA

Nafis Sadik, Special Advisor to the Executive Director, UNAIDS; former Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Pakistan

Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women, Kenya

Ivens Reis Reyner, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Brazil

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Lilián Abracinskas, Uruguay, Executive Director, Mujer y Salud en Uruguay (MYSU)

John Paul Bagala, Uganda, President, Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations (FAMSA)

Rt. Hon. Henry Banda, Malawi, Speaker of Parliament

Carmen Barroso, Brazil/USA, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation

Tamara Braam, South Africa, Sexual and Reproductive Rights Consultant

Amb. Dr. Eunice Brookman-Amissah, Ghana/Kenya, Ipas Vice President for Africa

Luisa Cabal, USA, VP of Programs, Center for Reproductive Rights

Susan Cohen, USA, Acting VP for Public Policy, Guttmacher Institute

Rodica Comendant, Moldova, Reproductive Health Training Center and Coordinator, International Consortium on Medical Abortion

Barbara Crane, USA, Ipas Executive VP for Technical Leadership and Advocacy

Hon. Arzu Rana Deuba, Nepal, Member of Parliament

Oley Dibba-Wadda, The Gambia, Executive Director, Femmes Africa Solidarity

Cecilia Espinoza, Nicaragua, Ipas Advisor for Latin America, Youth and Global Policy

Maria Beatriz Galli, Brazil, Ipas Senior Advisor for Regional Policy and National Rapporteur on the Human Right to Sexual and Reproductive Health, Dhesca Brasil

Alexandra Garita, Mexico, Executive Coordinator, Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ)

Françoise Girard, USA, President, International Women’s Health Coalition

Jessica González-Rojas, USA, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Anuradha Gupta, India, Additional Secretary and National Health Mission Director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Leila Hessini, USA, Ipas Community Access Director,

Jennifer Daw Holloway, USA, Ipas Communications Manager

Michael Holscher, UK, Senior VP and Director of International Programs, Marie Stopes International

Charlotte Hord Smith, USA, Ipas Policy Director

Inna Hudaya, Indonesia, Founder and Director, Samsara

Manuelle Hurwitz, UK, Senior Advisor, Abortion, International Planned Parenthood Federation

Rev. Kapya Kaoma, USA/Zambia, Rector of Christ Church, Hyde Park, Massachusetts

Kenneth Keng, Philippines, Reproductive Health Advocacy Director, Filipino Freethinkers

Saba Kidanemariam, Ethiopia, Ipas Country Director

Anu Kumar, USA, Ipas Executive VP for Development, Communications and Community Access

Ana Labandera, Uruguay, Executive Director, Iniciativas Sanitarias

Elly Leemhuis-De Regt, The Netherlands, Senior Advisor for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Hon. Nana Oye Lithur, Ghana, Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection

Commissioner Soyata Maiga, Mali, Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Women, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Rashida Manjoo, South Africa, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against WomenMónica Roa, Vinoj Manning, India, Ipas Country Director

Camille Matson, USA, Global Fund for Women

Michael Mbizvo, Zimbabwe, University of Zimbabwe and former Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization

Tewodros Melesse, UK, Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federation

Joško Miše, Croatia, President, International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations

Kathy Mulville, Executive Director, Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights

Hang Thi Bich Nguyen, Vietnam, Marie Stopes International Country Director

Annelise Nininger-Finch, Ipas Policy Associate and Founder, Carolina Abortion Fund

Hon. António Niquice, Mozambique, Member of Parliament

Nancy Northup, USA, President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights

Jon O’Brien, President, Catholics for Choice

Sandeep Prasad, Canada, Executive Director, Action Canada for Population and Development and Member, High Level Task Force for ICPD

Tharinda Puth, Canada, Human Rights Consultant

Colombia/Spain, Vice President for Strategy and External Relations, Women’s Link Worldwide

Dorothy Shaw, Canada, Past President, International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)

Hauwa Shekarau, Nigeria, President, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)-Nigeria

Nozer Sheriar, India, Secretary-General, Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India and Ipas Board Member

Kirsten Sherk, USA, Ipas Senior Advisor for Media Relations

Chrispine Sibande, Malawi, Ipas Senior Policy Advisor

Ann Starrs, USA, President, Family Care International

Regina Tamés, Mexico, Executive Director, Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (GIRE)

Jamila Taylor, USA, Ipas Senior Policy Advisor

Anna Tenuta, USA, Global Fund for Women