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Interwoven Lives, Threads of Hope: Exclusive podcast interview with UNFPA’s Jacqueline Mahon

By 8 May 2024News

We are delighted to launch this special edition podcast episode, created in collaboration with the Irish Global Health Network (IGHN). The episode delves into insights gained from UNFPA’s 2024 State of World Population report, Interwoven Lives, Threads of Hope: Ending inequalities in sexual and reproductive health and rights.

IGHN’s Executive Director, Nadine Ferris France, sits down with UNFPA’s Principal Advisor for International Development Finance, Jacqueline Mahon, to discuss the report’s key findings and its implications for global efforts to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

From discussing the urgent need to address inequalities in SRHR to reflecting on the significance of this year as we mark 30 years since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Jacqueline sheds light on the interconnected challenges and opportunities shaping the future of SRHR.

Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the status of SRHR globally and how we can work together to create a more just and equitable future for all.


You can also listen to the podcast on Spotify or Youtube.


Jacqueline Mahon

Jacqueline Mahon is Principal Advisor for International Development Finance at UNFPA. Originally from Dublin, she is now based in Washington D.C. She previously served as UNFPA’s Country Representative in Tanzania. Jacqueline is an Economist by Profession and was a Commissioner for the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health. She holds an Executive Master’s in Management of International Organizations from SDA Bocconi, School of Management, Italy, a Master’s in Economics and Policy Analysis from the University of Nottingham, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of London.


This podcast was created by the Irish Global Health Network (IGHN) and the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA). Hosted by Nadine Ferris France, Executive Director of the IGHN. Edited and produced by Maisie Jones, Programme and Communications Officer at the IGHN and Molly O’Meara, Advocacy & Communications Project Officer at the IFPA.

Trigger Warning: Podcast contains references to sexual and gender-based violence