Veronica Magar

Lead of Gender Equality, Health Equity and Human Rights at World Health Organization

Veronica Magar (Dr. Ph) currently leads the Gender, Equity and Human Rights Team at the World Health Organization, with the mandate to mainstream WHO’s priority cross-cutting themes across all policies and programs. Before joining WHO, in 2013, she was the Executive Director of r e a c h (research and action for change), based in Delhi, India leading research, policy analysis, and technical support that. Since 2006, she has worked with UN agencies, NGOs, and governments in more than 30 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to address gender inequality and human rights. Prior to that Dr. Magar worked at international NGOs including CARE where she led work on gender mainstreaming, violence against women, research and evaluation in the area of women’s health. She has published in the areas of gender, HIV/AIDS, social change and women’s health.