[Apologies for cross-posting] Conference Announcement Women's Health and Rights Advocacy Partnership (WHRAP) Regional Policy Dialogue on the Critical Role of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights within the MDGs and other Development Agendas 27th & 28th of July, 2005 Bangkok, Thailand We would like to announce that WHRAP South Asia will be conducting the above mentioned Regional Policy Dialogue, an event jointly organised by the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) and the Danish Family Planning Association. Please find below the programme of events. Attendance is by invitation only. If you would like to recieve a report of the proceedings, as well as recommendations arising from the meeting, please contact Ms. Shanta Anna Pillai at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on the activities of WHRAP and follow-up from the Regional Policy Dialogue, please contact us at the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Ground Floor, Block G, Anjung FELDA, Jalan Maktab, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 603- 2692 9913; Fax: 603-2692 9958; Email: email@example.com; Website: www.arrow.org.my. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Programme Wednesday, 27th July 2005 Welcome & Overview Chair: Dr. Pervez Tahir, Chief Economist, Planning Commission, Pakistan Speakers: Khawar Mumtaz, Executive Director, Shirkat Gah, Pakistan Saira Shameem, Executive Director, ARROW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Keynote - The WHO Reproductive Health Strategy presented by Dr. Neena Raina, Regional Advisor, Adolescent Health & Development, WHO-SEARO, New Delhi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Panel 1 - The criticalness of SRHR to achieving the development targets of the MDGs and beyond Chair: Anjana Shakya, Executive Director / Founder, Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC), Nepal Speakers: Madhu Bala Nath, Regional Director, IPPF South Asia Meenakshi Datta Ghosh, Principal Advisor, Planning Commission, Government of India Yasmeen Qazi, Senior Programme Advisor, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Pakistan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Panel 2 - Comparative analysis - success stories from the region of rights-based approaches to realising SRHR (Maternal Mortality and Young People's SRHR) Chair: Dr. Halida Hanum Akther, Director, Health Promotion Ltd., Bangladesh Speakers:Dr. Lakshmen Senanayake, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Sri Lanka Dr. Jafar Ahmed Hakim, Director (MCH Services) and Line Director (MC & RH Service Delivery), Bangladesh Dr. Nirakar Man Shrestha, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Health, Nepal Dr. Zahid Larik, Deputy Director, Ministry of Health, Pakistan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thursday, 28th July 2005 Panel 3 - Financing for development and the impact of the MDGs on national resource allocations Chair: Henny Hansen, International Programme Coordinator, Foreningen Sex & Samfund Association, DFPA, Denmark Speakers: Dr. Saradha Iyer, Legal / Research Consultant, Third World Network Dr. Pervez Tahir, Chief Economist, Planning Commission, Pakistan Dr. Bijaya Shrestha, Honourable Member, National Planning Commission, Nepal ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Panel 4 - Socio-economic and political constraints - Challenges and barriers to achieving sexual and reproductive health rights Chair: Dr. G. Giridhar, Representative in Thailand and Director, CST for ESE Asia, UNFPA, Thailand Speakers: Dr. Sundari Ravindran, Consultant & Researcher Shireen Huq, Member & Project Coordinator, Naripokkho, Bangladesh Sohail Safdar, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Women's Development, Pakistan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Panel 5 - The UN / WB maze and other international advocacy channels for SRHR Chair: Mr. Nurul Islam Moni, Honourable Member of Parliament, Bangladesh Speakers: Dr. Donya Aziz, Member of National Assembly, Ministry of Population Welfare, Pakistan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Plenary discussion of recommendations Chair: Jasodhara Dasgupta, Coordinator (CEO), SAHAYOG, India Close ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Expressions of interest will be considered for future WHRAP activities, especially within the project's second phase in 2006, which will include participation from South East Asia. We look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Saira Shameem (Sham) Executive Director Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Ground Floor, Block G, Anjung FELDA, Jalan Maktab, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 603- 2692 9913; Fax: 603-2692 9958; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.arrow.org.my ======== Asia Pacific Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to < >. If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact < >. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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