Center for Health and Gender Equity
Serra Sippel is President of the Center for Health and Gender
Equity (CHANGE). Ms. Sippel leads the organization in the monitoring and
accountability of U.S.
international policies to ensure that U.S. international policies and
programs promote sexual and reproductive health and rights through effective,
evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment of critical reproductive
and sexual health concerns, and through increased funding for critical programs. Ms.
Sippel has more than fifteen years of experience in advocacy on women’s
rights issues. Prior to joining CHANGE, she was International Program
Director at Catholics for a Free Choice where she worked collaboratively with
women’s rights activists around the world to advance the sexual, reproductive
and other human rights of women. In addition, she has been
involved in the fight for women’s rights through her work with homeless
women with children in Texas and on behalf of
women prisoners in Indiana. Ms.
Sippel holds a master’s degree in religion with an emphasis on peace and
justice and is the author of numerous articles and publications on religion and
sexual and reproductive health and rights. In 2005 she was a Soros
Reproductive Health and Rights Fellow.