Ms. Shireen Jejeebhoy, PhD, is a demographer and social scientist with over 35 years of research and evaluation experience in the areas of young people’s health and development, women’s empowerment, gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health. She has made significant research contributions on adolescent health and development, the empowerment of women and girls, and women’s access to safe abortion. Ms. Jejeebhoy is the founder and director of Aksha Centre for Equity and Wellbeing, a non-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the evidence and evaluating promising practices in her research areas. She is the Vice President of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, and a member of the Governing Boards of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, the International Institute for Population Sciences and the Population Foundation of India. Previously, she served as Senior Associate, Population Council, India and Scientist, Reproductive Health and Research Department, World Health Organisation, Geneva.