Ulla Tornaes

Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark; SheDecides Guiding Group

Ulla has worked as the Minister for Development Cooperation since November, 2016. Before that, she held ministerial positions in areas of education, science, development among others. On her role as a Torchbearer, she will continue to promote women’s and girls' right to decide over their own body and own sexuality since these are fundamental human rights.

She will work for combating early and forced marriage and the practice of female genital mutilation. She 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 she will work for economic and political empowerment of women and allocate additional funds for SRHR