Former STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
My name is Anupa Regmi and I am a founder and currently program coordinator of Radha Paudel Foundation. With a bachelors in Science and Nursing, Masters in Child Development and Gender Socialization, and Masters Degree in Sociology and Anthropology. I am a research oriented community organizer in Nepal working on Dignified Menstruation. My interest are to mobilize activist volunteer, peacemaker, health care workers, educators to end violence against women and men, and girls and boys through dismantling oppressive structural, institutional, and personal biases against sex, gender, sexuality, class, race/caste, and other identities, starting with the right for dignity during menstruation.
ANNA SOETOMO, INDONESIA
PEFI MASSEY, AUSTRALIAT7UK 675
My name is Pefi Kingi, and I am a Pacific activist based in Australia; formerly of New Zealand; and born in Niue. I am passionate about Pacific development and women’s development. I am a secondary school teacher by trade; educational advisor for teacher training, teacher development and school development; and lastly, education review officer in compulsory education. I have managed a Pacific mental health service; and directed a national Pacific problem gambling minimisation service. I’ve also given time and energy to Pacific interests family/domestic violence prevention; sexual violence research, suicide prevention, and most recently, Pacific migrants and migration in the Pacific region. I support Dignified Menstruation for all Pacific Women and Girls, and for all Women and Girls
ESTHER KYAZIKE, UGANDA
My name is Esther Kyazikem, from Uganda. I am a passionate librarian by training and profession with a focus on increasing access to public libraries and funding to mobilize and support youth. As a part of the Uganda Youth Network, and Uganda Community Libraries association, I conduct research, host forums, network, and educate the community on menstrual hygiene management under the dignified menstruation framework, centering dignity. My organization, Kawempe Youth Central, also participates in health financing, budget advocacy, dialogues, and training on Dignified Menstruation. I am passionate about raising and spreading awareness and education surrounding Dignified Menstruation in Uganda and globally.
Nandar is a feminist activist, a storyteller, and a podcaster from Shan State Myanmar. She is the founder and Executive Director at Purple Feminists Group. Her passion for justice and equity started early in life when she began to question the cultural norms in her community that were demeaning women’s and girls’ life. Later she translated and published, world-renown author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay books Why We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in (15) Suggestions into the Burmese language. She co-organized and co-directed The Vagina Monologues in Myanmar for four consecutive years since early 2018. She was listed as one of the BBC100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.