Mahnaz Afkhami

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid to be WLP Board Chair

December 14, 2010

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After ten successful years as executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Thoraya Ahmed Obaid will leave that post January 1 and become Chair of WLP's Board of Directors. As the first Saudi Arabian woman to head any UN agency and a longtime crusader for women's rights and political empowerment, Dr. Obaid is no stranger to WLP's goals and approaches. We asked her a few questions about her new position.

Interview with Outgoing WLP Board Chair Jacqueline Pitanguy

December 13, 2010

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On January 1, 2011 Jacqueline Pitanguy retires after four years as Chair of WLP's Board of Directors. A sociologist and political scientist and native of Brazil, she will remain a WLP board member as she focuses on the non-governmental organization she founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1990, CEPIA (Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaco e Acao – Citizenship, Studies, Oversight, Information and Action). CEPIA promotes human and citizenship rights on health, sexual and reproductive rights, violence, poverty, employment and access to justice.

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