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Breaking Taboos – Making the Case For Her
June 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
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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Moderator: Gerda Larsson, The Case For Her
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, Regional Health & Impact Manager at The E-commerce Company 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, Senior Communications and GESI Manager at Nyaya Health Nepal | Possible
She documents the stories of women and girls in their struggle to access equitable, affordable, and quality healthcare in underserved communities across Nepal. In particular, she has developed teaching tools that inform women ages 15-49 to understand menstruation as a normal, physiological process, and to combat the practise of chaupadi or “menstrual exclusion” as it occurs in Far West. Subeksha previously worked as a staff writer for the Nepali Times and Wave magazine, where she got her start in elevating the voices of marginalized communities in the media. Subeksha holds a Master of Sociology from Delhi School of Economics.