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25th anniversary of Reproductive Health Matters

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reproductive Health Matters

This year, we mark 25 years since RHM’s beginnings. We would like to warmly welcome you to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Reproductive Health Matters in London on Thursday 6 December. We will be co-hosting a panel discussion followed by a celebratory reception.

Host: Dr Heidi Stöckl, Associate Professor and Director of the Gender Violence and Health Centre in the Department of Global Health and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Associate Editor of RHM

Moderator: Eszter Kismődi, Chief Executive of Reproductive Health Matters (RHM), International Human Rights Lawyer on Sexuality, Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Topics and speakers

The politics of SRHR in the Middle East: Cruising the rough seas
Faysal El Kak, Vice President FIGO, Senior Lecturer Faculty Health Sciences American University of Beirut (AUB), Editorial Board Member of RHM

Disrespect and abuse in maternal care: the impact  of gender structures and intersecting power structures and the social roots of SRHR.
Loveday Penn-Kekana, Medical Anthropologist, Assistant Professor of Maternal Health & Health Systems at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Co-Lead of the Birth theme at the MARCH Centre

Sexual rights, sexuality and poverty: do we address the intersections and connections?
Anne Philpott, Senior Health Advisor & Deputy Head Extreme Poverty, Africa Regional at Department for International Development (DFID)

Critical scientific, medical and legal considerations of ending overly broad criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, exposure and transmission
Edwin J Bernard, Global Co-ordinator, HIV Justice Network

New waves of anti-sexual and reproductive health and rights strategies, the anti-gender discourse and the case of Hungary in the EU context
Bianka Vida, PhD Candidate, University of Surrey; MA, Central European University (CEU), Hungary

The politics of an evidence based approach to realizing SRHR
Laura Ferguson, Director, Program on Global Health & Human Rights, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC/University of Southern California, Associate Editor of Reproductive Health Matters

More information can be found below and on our 25th anniversary webpage.

Please join us in our other celebrations:

  • Read this month’s Editorial which celebrates the past and looks to the future for RHM and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)
  • Visit our website which commemorates RHM’s rich history and 25 years of research in SRHR
  • Attend our panel discussion and reception event in Cape Town
  • Join us on Twitter and Facebook to follow our celebrations


December 6, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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