In fact, in 2015 she was awarded a lifetime contribution Gold Medal by the World Association on Sexual Health for her contribution to the sexual rights of young people. She has been described as one of the sector’s most dedicated, passionate and committed women and was behind the first youth manifesto on sexual and reproductive rights within IPPF – introducing the concept of youth leader participation. She started her career in the Dutch Family Planning Association as a sexuality education and manager of international adolescent programmes. After joining IPPF in 2002 she worked on adolescent reproductive health programmes. Currently, Doortje coordinates programmes in 30 countries, implementing a rights-based approach to programmes that create synergies between youth-friendly services and traditional sexuality education.
Doortje Braeken is a sexual health veteran recognised for her progressive insights and lifetime dedication to sexual health and rights.
He has worked for the WHO since 1993 where he supports countries to translate his research evidence into well-managed policies. He has extensive experience working in the health field and setting up regional training and mentoring initiatives, having worked across Zambia, India and Zimbabwe for 12 years. Dr Mouli has authored 3 books and countless peer-reviewed articles including advocacy and training documents for the WHO.
Dr. V. Chandra-Mouli is an expert in adolescent SRHR with over 25 years global experience in taking his knowledge to action.