Mai Doan To Thuy – Women Deliver
2020

Mai Doan To Thuy

  • Age: 29
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To achieve the highest standard in sexual and reproductive health services, we not only need to strengthen the multi-collaboration between professions but also within professions such as public and private abortion provision.

- Mai Doan To Thuy

Bio

Mai Doan To Thuy was born and raised in Vietnam. She received a Doctor of Preventative Medicine from Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in 2017. As a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Friends for International Tuberculosis Relief, Mai is responsible for analyzing data, making presentations for weekly team meetings to facilitate data-driven programming, and facilitating operational research studies, including a patient cost survey, social return on investment analysis, and private sector outreach methods. As Co-founder and Coordinator at Vietnam Youth Action for Choice (VYAC), she organizes community activities to empower young people to confidently exercise their rights to SRH and provide free SRHR consultancy via VYAC’s Facebook Page. Mai also mentors core-members of VYAC to help reflect knowledge to their communities.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

I would like to create an enabling environment where all people can seek truly safe, legal, nonjudgmental, and accessible sexual and reproductive health services.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I designed a leadership framework for SRHR advocates, which VYAC and networks working with youth can use to build inner-capacity through the five steps leadership pathway (volunteer-to-leader). In the framework, I also suggested detailed different facilitation methods such as drawing and games with balls, which young facilitators of VYAC have been applying in their community activities.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Reading, working out, and trekking.

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