Ravi Verma

Regional Director
, International Center for Research on Women
Profile / Bio: 

Dr. Ravi Verma is the regional director at International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). He leads the local and regional efforts to conduct research, build capacity and partake in policy dialogue on an array of issues, including reproductive health, family planning, preventing domestic violence, child marriage, HIV/AIDS and economic development. Dr. Verma was appointed as one of the key members of the High-Level Committee on the Status of Women by the Government of India in 2013. He is also serving as Chair of the Indian National Technical Resource Group on Stigma and Vice Chair of the Indian National AIDS Control, Ethics Review Committee. Dr. Verma has more than three decades of experience in programmatic research and evaluation in family planning and reproductive health, gender mainstreaming and HIV/AIDS in India and across Asian countries. At ICRW, he led the groundbreaking Gender Equity Movement in Schools (GEMS) program, which aimed to reduce violence and promote equitable gender norms among boys and girls ages 12-18 in Mumbai schools. The same program has been expanded in Bangladesh and Vietnam and also in other states of India.