Phyllis Mbeke

Executive Director
Women Spaces Africa

Phyllis Mbeke is the founder and Executive Director at Women Spaces Africa (A feminist disability-led organization working on access to information and services on SRHR). She has been working with the grassroots movement on advocacy for SRHR for the past fourteen years. _x000D_
Her work is centered on promoting the inclusive participation of girls and women with disabilities. She is keen on advancing social justice by inculcating disability and gender justice in development. She is a champion of the inclusion of GWWDs in mainstream development taking cognizance of their double marginalization. She believes the community lens is crucial for policymakers. _x000D_

Event Schedule

18 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
10:30 am EEST 12:00 pm EEST Cross movement collaboration: How to dismantle ableism while advancing SRHR
Room MH 1-2

This session will address how cross-movement engagement can foster collective action to dismantle ableism in SRH laws, policies, and practices and amplify priorities of Read More

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Agnieszka Król

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Dusenge Ariane

Country Coordinator of Make Way partnership in Rwanda

Natioanal Union of Disability organisation in Rwanda

Phyllis Mbeke

Executive Director

Women Spaces Africa

Laura Honders

Adviser Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Liliane Fonds

Nu Misra

Founding Editor of Revival Disability India

Revival Disability India

Geetanjali Misra

Executive Director



Magdalene Dorto

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Deborah Nyirenda

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Yashmin Fernandes

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Stella Anyangwe

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Blandine Umuziranenge

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Taryn Russell

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Djeinaba Kane

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Rafiat Akinokun

Youth Advorate and cub's health nurse

Melania Chiponda

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Claude Mambo Muvunyi

Director General Rwanda Biomedical Center

Hanna Lemma

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Kathryn Toure

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Dr. Lisa Avery

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Director Africa Initiatives

Carmen Correa

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Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Price Laureate Tawakkol Karman Foundation

Anis Farid

Research Project Manager Women's Aid Organisation

Patricia Elias

Every Woman International Lawyer; Chief, Global Diplomatic Campaign

Lipi Rahman

Executive Director, Badabon Sangho Every Woman Indrani Fellow

Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda