Speaker’s Profile – Datin Paduka Marina Mahatir

Posted on  20/03/2010  |  Women's Forum 2010

Marina Mahathir headed the non-governmental Malaysian AIDS Council for twelve years from 1993-2005. She has also been Vice-President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific, sat on several UN expert panels, represented Asia Pacific AIDS NGOs on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board and spoken at the United Nations General Assembly. Currently she is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asia Pacific Leadership Forum on HIV and Development (APLF), the Global Advisory Group of AIDS2031 and the Global Task Force Review Group of the UNAIDS Action Framework for Addressing Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV.

Apart from HIV work, she is a member of the Women’s Aid Organization, a Board member of Sisters in Islam, and is on the Global Advisory Committee of the Women’s Forum for the Society and Economy, France, and the International Advisory Committee of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh.

She is also a newspaper columnist, blogger, twitterer and TV producer (for the programme 3R-Respect, Relax and Respond , an award-winning TV programme for young women now entering its 10th year.)

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