Panel Session 3

Tariah Adams (Moderator)

White Ribbon Alliance


Desired Daddy Roles: When the guard rails become prison rails 

Topic Description

This panel will address male involvement in the family, its importance to a child’s psychological and physical wellbeing and the impact on society at large. The importance of male involvement in the education of girls, the role of male champions in leadership and in-home generally. Even though in Africa social roles are relatively fixed and stable, in western societies, social institutions and social roles are changing. Both men and women now participate in every sector and men are becoming more involved in “family/parenting” with the emerging social roles of men.


Ms. Tariah Adams is a voice for women and girls at global and national levels. Ms Adams’ long-standing belief that our voices are tools that can drive change at system, community and individual levels has informed her career life.

She believes that creating spaces for the voices of women and girls will drive change in health care service delivery. Ms. Adams, is the  Senior Communication & Advocacy Officer for WRA Nigeria where she takes the lead in strategic communication and is involved in nearly every aspect of their work to engage citizens, business leaders, media and government for community-level and system-wide change for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health(RMNCAH) in Nigeria.

She has a first degree in public administration, a master’s degree in society and development, and over one decade of work experience in broadcast journalism and public health communication and advocacy. Ms. Adams is adept at identifying stories that persuade decisions makers to drive social accountability processes across communities. She works directly with the citizens, amplifying their voices and highlighting the specific actions that should be taken by the government to embrace citizen-led accountability for Sexual Reproductive Health Services.

Ms Adams, has spoken on many national and international platforms including the United Nations General Assembly in New York, The World Health Assembly in Geneva advocating for the rights of women and girls.

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Robinson Udi



Katia Madu


Katia Amado is a Mozambican medical doctor with a master’s degree in Health Administration passionate about SRH and PF. As a physician working in the public health arena at district, provincial levels and MOH in her country.

Currently at Pathfinder, as a project director continues with the SRHR agenda working with adolescents and youth initiatives to ensure their active participation and access to healthcare and rights.
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