07 February 2019

Editorial Note February 2019

2019 is going to be a powerful year!

Dear Members & Partners,

2019 is going to be a powerful year!  Be it in the context of the 2019 European Parliament elections, the Women Deliver Conference 2019, the HLPF 2019 or the Nairobi Summit on the ICPD25, Inspire is ready to confront the anti-gender movement and general backlash, as well as strongly support its members throughout the string of key events & processes taking place in the months ahead!

Equipped with a new logo and title, Inspire, the European Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is more ready than ever to be a convenor for its members! Hence why we are planning to organise a compelling, dynamic and thought provoking 2019 Inspire conference, among other gatherings.

I feel honoured to have joined Inspire as policy officer. My past focus areas have been LGBT and refugee rights (with NGOs and UNHCR), and I am thrilled to be able to bring my experience to SRHR through Inspire. During my mandate, I wish to put special emphasis on helping to organise an outstanding Inspire Conference 2019 and in general, I look forward to working and supporting each Inspire member with their national & regional policy and advocacy work!

In solidarity,

Leila