Assistant Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Arab World Region
Shadia Elshiwy is a physician and public health expert focusing on sexual and reproductive health and preventing gender-based violence in the Middle East and North Africa. She is assistant regional director for the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Arab World Region, working to create a conducive environment and change social norms to make sexual and reproductive health a right for Arab women. Drawn to her work after witnessing the female genital mutilation of a young, rural Egyptian girl, Elshiwy was a programs director for the Egyptian Family Planning Association and project coordinator for Egypt’s National Council of Childhood and Motherhood. She is a 2019 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute.