Making The Case For Her: Breaking Taboos

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Join us for an interactive session on breaking the taboos around women’s sexual and reproductive health.

About this Event

By opening the conversation, this session aims to contribute to destigmatize and bring more attention – and concrete action – to serious, but often overlooked issues among all women. Five inspiring women leaders will share their experiences and explore the taboos and challenges around women and girls’ health during an interactive dialogue. Join the call for innovative action at this event!

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OUR SPEAKERS

Moderator: Gerda Larsson, The Case For Her

FEATURED GUEST

Polly Rodriguez, CEO and Co-Founder of Unbound

Polly Rodriguez is the CEO and Co-Founder of Unbound, a rebellious sexual wellness company for womxn. Polly went through a cancer diagnosis at 21 that resulted in early onset menopause and found herself shopping for a vibrator at a seedy shop next to the highway in St. Louis, Missouri. Today, the company has been hailed by the New York Times as the "ideological center of the tech-savvy, female-led women's sexuality movement" with over 50 products created by a team of 10 women in New York City.

Annie Philpott, Founder of The Pleasure Project

Annie, is a public health professional, pleasure propagandist and guerrilla girl of HIV prevention and founded ’The Pleasure Project’, the leading organisation putting the sexy into safer sex in 2004. The Pleasure Project builds a community of creative practice promoting pleasure in sexuality education and 'Share Your Fantasy' salons that encourage people to share them in the pursuit of good safe sex. She has published widely in health journals and erotic magazines of high standing, on the importance of blurring the boundaries of pleasure and public health.

Florence Schechter, Director of The Vagina Museum

Florence Schechter is the director and founder of what will be the world's first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to the gynaecological anatomy. She started the project when she discovered a penis museum in Iceland but there was no vagina equivalent in the world. She came highly commended in the Women Of The Future Awards for her work with the Museum.

Malyse Uwase, Kasha

Malyse Uwase is the Regional Health & Impact Manager at Kasha. She has an MPH from Boston University and a B.A in International Relations and Women’s and Gender Studies from Bucknell University. She leads Kasha's health and impact strategy overseeing its implementation and execution across Rwanda and Kenya. Prior to joining Kasha, she worked for various non-profits that focus on gender empowerment and women’s health and has extensive experience working with women and young people in low-income communities focusing on health and economic empowerment.

Subeksha Poudel, Nyaya Health Nepal | Possible

Subeksha leads creation and curation of content to cater to key national and global partners for Nyaya Health Nepal | Possible. In her role, she also leads efforts to combat the practise of chaupadi in Achham and advances measures to create a conducive working environment for women and marginalised communities in Possible’s organisation. Prior to joining Nyaya Health Nepal | Possible, Subeksha worked as a Staff Writer for Nepali Times and Wave magazine - national periodicals in Nepal. In these roles, she learned there is still a need to bring the voice of vulnerable populations within Nepal to the attention of the media. Her commitment to this is reflected in the incredible media pieces she has generated about Possible’s work. Subeksha holds a Master of Sociology from Delhi School of Economics.

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