And whether at the G7, CSW, UNGA, in humanitarian settings, at the International Conference on Family Planning, or in our daily advocacy and communications, we pushed relentlessly to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights, including a woman’s right to decide on her own body. Along the way, we were never alone, because we know that when we join forces, the effects of our collective work are not just additive – they rise exponentially.
I am very excited for the year ahead. Not least because the Women Deliver 2019 Conference is now within sight and promises to be a global fueling station for tangible impact, possible only because it is co-created with and co-owned by partners around the world.
And I am hopeful. Because I see that, side-by-side, we are ready, eager, and impatient to pave the way toward a more gender-equal world, and because I know that we are not ones to leave opportunity on the table.
I look forward to seizing the opportunity of 2019 and taking it by storm – together.
Sending warmest season’s greetings and lots of energy to keep moving forward, onwards, and upwards in the New Year,