Dina Abdullah

Architect of Cooperation, Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion

Dina Abdullah is a gender, diversity, and inclusion specialist from Malaysia. She is currently working with IPPF in the East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania region, supporting member associations with gender equality, diversity and social inclusion (GEDSI) in SRH. In the past, she worked with grassroots organisations and underserved communities in Malaysia on various themes including anti-discrimination, anti-racism, gender equality and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She actively advocates on diverse SOGIESC inclusion & GEDSI in SRH, intersectionality and power, bodily autonomy and agency of women, girls and marginalised identities.

Event Schedule

19 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
08:00 am EEST 09:30 am EEST Beyond Marriage and Motherhood: The forgotten girl brides of Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Side Event
Kigali Convention Center - Room MH 1-2

In the global discourse on addressing child, early, and forced marriages, one does not come across too many references to the girl brides of Southeast Asia and the Read More

Dina Abdullah

Architect of Cooperation, Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion


Shreyasi Jha

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Upala Devi

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Marie Habito

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Vivien Harvey-Wong

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Stephanie Copus Campbell

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Australian Government

Kelly Durrant

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Magdalene Dorto

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Deborah Nyirenda

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Yashmin Fernandes

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Melania Chiponda

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Aries Setiadi

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Claude Mambo Muvunyi

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Hanna Lemma

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Kathryn Toure

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Dr. Lisa Avery

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Carmen Correa

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Tawakkol Karman

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Anis Farid

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Patricia Elias

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Lipi Rahman

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Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda