Panel Discussion
series event

The Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Collaboration with Reproductive Health Matters & MARCH

Politics of SRHR

Join us for a panel discussion on the Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. This event is co-organized by Reproductive Health Matters (RHM), the Gender, Violence and Health Centre of the London School of  Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, & Child Health (MARCH).


Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Reproductive Health Matters

RHM will host a reception event at the South Courtyard Café following the panel discussion, celebrating 25 years of research, inspiring new thinking and action.  


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 structured 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-cordinator, 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


Free and open to all - ticket required