Shadia Elshiwy is a public health practitioner holding an MSc in Public Health for Development earned from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Shadia is a senior SRH fellow at the Aspen Institute.
Shadia has over a decade of experience in working with international organizations, managing regional and international programmes addressing adolescent girls’ health and wellbeing.
Dr Elshiwy is currently working at the UNFPA Arab States Regional office managing the two joint programs between UNFPA and UNICEF; the Joint Program to eliminate FGM and the Global Program to end child marriage.
Dr Elshiwy has contributed to several regional reports and studies on child marriage. She recently temporarily assumed the position of the Technical Specialist on Adolescents and Youth with a focus on adolescent girls and child Marriage at UNFPA Headquarters in New York providing technical support the development of the new phase of the UNFPA UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage.
List of publications:
Understanding the impacts of child marriage on the health and well-being of adolescent girls and young women residing in urban areas in Egypt
Child Marriage in the context of COVID-19: Analysis of trends, programming and alternative approaches in the Middle East and North Africa