Valuing Women - Dr Shirin David

Feb 2017

Valuing Women - Dr Shirin David

Creating a Brighter Future for Women and Girls in Northern India


The Problem

Millions of women in India live in extreme poverty and experience daily gender based violence and discrimination. Less than half the population of women and girls are considered literate and nearly one-third of girls are forced to become child brides. This disempowerment of women threatens their physical and emotional welfare and also has a profound effect on the health and well-being of their children.

The Solution

For over 30 years Dr Shirin David, a renowned obstetrician, gynaecologist, health educator and development practitioner has been working to improve the lives of women and girls living in extreme poverty in Allahabad, Northern India through:

  • providing microfinance opportunities and vocational training
  • improving maternal and child health care through preventing illnesses and infant mortality in remote villages
  • providing educational opportunities for women and girls
  • reducing gender-based violence
  • engaging with men to build stronger communities

You can meet Dr Shirin David ...

Dr Shirin is a gifted and passionate speaker and will be touring Perth from April 28-May 3 and Victoria from May 4-18. She is available to speak at churches, home or women's groups, schools and universities, medical organisations or anywhere else you can draw a crowd together. Don't miss the chance to hear from her and learn from one of the very best!

To book Dr Shirin to speak at your church or group contact Amanda Southwell on 0404 852 720 or

The INA Story

Ringwood Salvation Army

Saturday May 6 @ 8am

Men’s and women's breakfast (hot breakfast $10 suggested donation - all proceeds go to Shirin's work)
49/53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood
Call 9870 0720 to RSVP (by May 3)


Waverley Baptist

Sunday May 7 @ 9:30am

Cnr Lum & Waverley Rd, Glen Waverley


Mitcham Baptist

Sunday May 7 @ 6pm

8-12 Simla St, Mitcham


Templestowe Baptist

Sunday May 14 @ 10am

107 Andersons Creek Rd, Doncaster East


Donvale Presbyterian

Sunday May 14 @ 6.30pm

5 McGowns Rd, Donvale


INA Supporters Event

Thursday May 18 @ 7pm

INA Office - 196 Rooks Rd, Vermont

Bring a friend - RSVP required

Please email