Sivananthi Thanenthiran

Sivananthi Thanenthiran is the executive director of the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), a regional NGO based in Malaysia championing sexual and reproductive health and rights, and a SheDecides Champion for Asia Pacific. Sivananthi has co-authored "Reclaiming & Redefining Rights: The Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Asia and the Pacific" in 2009 and 2013. She has presented papers on sexual and reproductive health and rights at the UN in Bangkok and New York.

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