Perspectives in Sexual Justice: Through a Local and Global Lens
Alain Giami – Alain is a French social scientist and Director of research at the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale. He works particularly on the use of the condom, the sexuality of disabled people, and the attitudes of medical doctors and nurses.
Dr Uwemedimu Uko Esiet (Honorary President of WAS 2021) – Public Health Physician with over thirty years’ experience in Development Sector with focus on advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. He is the Co-Founder/Director Action Health Incorporated; Member International Advisory Board Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College, London; Member Advisory Board World Association for Sexual Health (WAS); Convener Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights; Member PMNCH Advocacy Reference Group; Honorary President 25th Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health, September 2021.
Dr Marlene Wasserman (South African Clinical Sexologist) – Dr Wasserman is a South African based Clinical Sexologist, Couple and Sex Therapist and Sexual Medicine Consultant in Private Practice. She specialises in Cyber Infidelity and Intimacy Trauma. Twenty five years ago, as the founder of Dr. Eve, the South African household brand representing professionalism, pleasure, respect, and responsibility, she pioneered sexual health and rights education, information and counselling in South Africa and through Africa. Utilising multiple forums, from live mobile chat platforms with youth, to global public appearances, she is committed to providing evidence-based education across all age groups and cross-culturally.
Lebo Seutlwadi (Researcher, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition) – Lebo has been a valuable member of the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction Research Unit for a few years. In 2012, she completed her Master’s thesis at entitled: “A survey study examining adolescents’ knowledge about abortion and emergency contraceptive pills”, supervised by Dr Gary Steele and Distinguished Professor Catriona Macleod. The study was amongst Grade 11 learners in five different schools in East London, in the Eastern Cape. Her study was developed into a CTOP policy brief titled: “Knowledge of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act amongst learners in Buffalo City, South Africa”. She has 9 years of experience working as a researcher for institutions such as Health Systems Trust and Human Sciences Research Council. She is currently a first-year PhD student. Her research focuses on tools and materials used to educate parents on how to communicate with their adolescent children about SRH. Her research draws on rhetorical theory and Foucault’s concept of governmentality.