Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, will discuss why bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental to advancing human dignity and equality, prosperity and peace, and sustainable development that leaves no one behind.
Meet our speaker and chair
Natalia Kanem (@Atayeshe) is United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (@UNFPA). UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health and rights agency. Appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in 2017, Dr. Kanem has more than 30 years of strategic leadership experience in the fields of preventive medicine, public and reproductive health, social justice and philanthropy. She started her research career in academia with the Johns Hopkins and Columbia University schools of medicine and public health.
Rishita Nandagiri is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Methodology at LSE. Her doctoral research (Department of Social Policy, LSE; 2019) was a multimethod study investigating women’s abortion-related trajectories to care in Karnataka, India. She was previously an LSE Fellow in Health and International Development at the Department of International Development.
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