Steering Committee Members (2022-2025)
Radha Paudel Ph.D - Nepal
Radha Paudel, Ph.D., is an author, activist & lifelong rebel, for Dignified Menstruation. She founded a global network `Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation’. Despite experiencing so many threats and challenges, including funding, she initiated the International Day of Dignified Menstruation on 8th December, since 2019. She writes books about dignified menstruation in Nepali and English. She has received national and international recognition and awards for her activism and literary work. She is invited as a speaker by Universities, forums, organizations, etc. all around the globe.
Erfaan Hussein Babak - Pakistan
Erfaan Hussein Babak is a fearless advocate for women’s rights and gender equality in Pakistan. Hailing from Swat Valley, once under Taliban control, he witnessed the oppression of women firsthand. Inspired by his mother’s abuse and sister’s early marriages, Erfaan founded “The Awakening” in 2012. Through protests, sensitization, and awareness-raising, he protects and empowers women. Notably, Erfaan co-pioneered the first women’s Jirga in Pashtun Society and Pakistan, giving women a voice in tribal decisions. Despite challenges, this courageous leader mobilizes men and boys to support gender equality.
Ms. Inthumathy Hariharathamotharan- Sri Lanka
Ms. Inthu has served GSCDM as Country Coordinator of Sri-Lanka. She has MSc in Development and Communication Extension. She has extensive knowledge and skills in training, research, and advocacy around women’s rights, human rights at local, national, regional, and global levels as Head of the program, Vilthu, Sri-Lanka.
Mili Adhikari -USA
Ms. Mili Adhikari is a dedicated Public Health Practitioner with expertise in reproductive health. Currently a Reproductive Health Specialist at Planned Parenthood, she is passionate about menstrual rights, reproductive justice, gender equity, and preventative care. Through education, activism, and community building, Mili works tirelessly to raise awareness and drive change. As a youth menstruation activist and healthcare worker, she advocates for destigmatizing menstruation, removing restrictions, and ensuring access to affordable and sustainable menstrual products.
Ken William Mhango-Malawi
Mr. Kenwilliams Mhango as a Country Director for African Network for Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) Malawi Chapter. Kenwilliams Mhango is hardworking and devoted member of ANPPCAN who has led the organization over 15 years with passion, vision and direction.