4 September 2012
IPPF appoints new Regional Director for Kuala Lumpur hub
The International Planned Parenthood Federation recently appointed Ms. Nora Murat as its Regional Director for East and South East Asia and Oceania Regional Office based in Kuala Lumpur effective 1 September 2012.
A lawyer by profession, Nora has considerable experience in the NGO field, both in Malaysia and internationally – in particular on issues related to women and human rights. Prior to joining IPPF, she was the Executive Director of Amnesty International Malaysia. Earlier professional life included working in Afghanistan for the Women and Children Research Foundation, the Asia Foundation and with Sisters in Islam in Kuala Lumpur as a leading advocate on women’s rights and fundamental liberties.
A Malaysian national, Nora’s commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights is supported by her academic background including a law degree, diploma in Sharia Laws and Legal Practice from the International Islamic University and a Masters in Religion and Public Life.
IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. It is a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals. The East & South East Asia and Oceania Region is the largest of IPPF’s six regions, in terms of population. The Region has 17 full Member Associations [Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu and Vietnam], six Associate Members [Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu] and three collaborating partners [Lao PDR, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea]
ESEAOR has seen a burgeoning membership and are extremely diverse in population size and distribution, geography, socio-economic development, political and legal climate, religious and linguistic profiles and reproductive and sexual health status. The region currently serves more than 10 million clients and expects to double these services by 2015, with a special focus on expanding access to the poor, marginalized, socially excluded and underserved population including adolescents and young people.
For further information please contact Ms. Mangala Namasivayam, Communication and Advocacy Officer, at +603 4256 6122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.