Daastan announced its thematic campaign on June 1st, 2020. Two days later, our Facebook was thrilled at the news of a Facebook Live in collaboration with the founders of Stories to Action. The show was hosted by our Cheif Editor Ms Summaiya Naveed and Content Manager Ms Samin Alam Qureshi. Our guests Ms Iris Pi and Ms Sanne thijssen joined and contributed to the talk on SRHR and #WeToo story writing competition.

Recap Of The Facebook Live

Based on the theme of our writing competition, the Facebook Live was aimed at educating our viewers on Sexual and Reproductive health and rights. (Read more about SRHR on our blog here) Our guests emphasized on the importance of vocalizing stories to spread awareness and tackle injustice from its roots. They also spoke about how a lot of people shy away from telling their personal stories. Our hosts suggested writers may use their pen names instead. The main idea is to bring forward these stories in order to engage in a useful and healthy conversation to overcome the issue.

Our Guests From Stories to Action

Ms Iris Pi is the Co-founder of Stories To Action. Being a global citizen, Iris has work, training and volunteer experience in the Philippines, Egypt, the United States of America, Thailand and Vietnam. Iris’ research and work focuses on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women.

Facebook Live Guests Ms Iris Pi
Ms. Iris Pi

Ms Sanne Thijssen, Co-founder Stories to Action, is also the founder of Shake The Dust, an independent consultancy working on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and meaningful youth participation. Sanne’s work within the field of SRHR has led to her nomination as a Women Deliver Young Leader (2018-2020 Class).

Sanne Thijssen guest-Facebook live
Ms. Sanne Thijssen

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