The Guiding Group of
Champions - Leading
the Movement

As a global movement, SheDecides aims to be diverse and inclusive so that it brings together political and other leaders (from diverse countries and regions) with young people; leaders from gender equality, SRHR, HIV and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs); parliamentarians; artists; people from the professions, private sector and academia; and activists and other interested individuals.

The Guiding Group of Champions is the principal decision-making body in governance processes for SheDecides. The Guiding Group comprises Champions who elect the Chair and Vice-Chair, and a representative from the organisation that hosts the SheDecides Support Unit.

Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Member of Parliament, is Acting Chair of the SheDecides Guiding Group. Jona Turalde is Vice-Chair.

Current members of the Guiding Group are:

Sonali Silva

Activist and Social Media Influencer, Sri Lanka

Sylvia Hamata

Midwife, International Confederation of Midwives

Memory Zonde-Kachambwa

Executive Director, FEMNET African Women’s Development and Communication Network

Sarah Thomsen

Lead Policy Specialist, Health and SRHR, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Tamara Kreinin

Director of Reproductive Health, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Mariela Belski

Executive Director, Amnesty International Argentina

Lilianne Ploumen

SheDecides Founder and Co-Chair; Dutch Member of Parliament, Labour Party (PvdA)

Jona Turalde

SheDecides Guiding Group

Tikhala Itaye

Co-Founder Her Liberty

Lina Abirafeh

Executive Director, The Arab Institute for Women; SheDecides Guiding Group

Alvaro Bermejo

Director General, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF); SheDecides Guiding Group

The Guiding Group is responsible for the Governance of the movement. Read more about how they do this in the SheDecides Governance Manual