Dear Members and partners
Let me introduce myself: my name is Kamomilla Ilmonen and I am the newest addition to the Steering Committee. I work as a Development Policy Advisor in Väestöliitto –the Family Federation of Finland. I have experience in the field of SRHR, human rights, sustainable development and gender. Prior to Väestöliitto, I have worked, for example, for Finland’s National Committee for UN Women, UNFPA and Kehys ry (Finland’s ”Concord”).
I’m really looking forward to the strategic work regarding the transition of EuroNGOs into Inspire. We live in a time when strong SRHR advocates are needed, more than in a long time. It is crucial to gather all SRHR allies and actors together to create a louder joint voice and I see Inspire as the key platform. We need to set the global agenda to ensure that universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights will be realised worldwide.
It is a good time to join the Steering Committee, as the new partnership is taking its first steps. I’m honoured to be part of this work and can’t wait to see the partnership growing stronger and more inclusive.