Kaveri Mayra

Kaveri Mayra is a midwifery, nursing and global health researcher from India. She has a PhD on Global Health from the University of Southampton, where she explored the experiences and determinants of obstetric violence in India through an arts-based method called “birth mapping”. She has extensive research experience on nursing and midwifery workforce policies, regulation and practice; sexual, reproductive and maternal health care and the underlying gender-based challenges.

Mayra is a global speaker and has delivered guest lectures and speeches in universities and at conferences around the world on obstetric violence; nursing and midwifery governance, the inequities, sexism and discriminations in health policy-making. She spoke about orgasm equality at the 49th Glastonbury Festival. She made interventions at the 72nd & 73rd World Health Assembly.

Mayra is passionate about finding resolutions to ensure that women and their midwives’ human rights are met. Kaveri was recently recognized as one of the 100 outstanding global midwife and nurse leaders by Women in Global Health, WHO, ICN, ICM, Nursing Now & UNFPA to mark the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife (YONM) 2020.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Mayra, please see ORCiD.