Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark
Rasmus is the newly appointed Minister for Development Cooperation, having taken on the role in June, 2019. Rasmus is particularly excited to take up the mantel of SheDecides Champion, and will continue to promote the right of all women and girls to decide over their own body and own sexuality, since these are fundamental human rights.
In his role as Champion, Rasmus will continue the valuable work undertaken by Denmark to combat early and forced marriage and the practice of female genital mutilation. He will work for dissemination of information about women’s and girl’s sexual and reproductive rights, access to contraception, legal and safe abortion and other relevant services – including in humanitarian settings. Plus, he will work for economic and political empowerment of women and allocate additional funds for SRHR.