We are pleased to announce to our partners and supporters that Womankind has appointed a new Chief Executive, Helen Horn, who will begin her role with us in December.
Helen joins Womankind with over 30 years experience in government, diplomacy and the not-for-profit sector, and as former UK Ambassador to Guinea. Most recently she has led the Humanitarian Partnership Agreement in Australia, an initiative between six key NGO partners and the Australian government, which ensures better and more integrated responses to humanitarian emergencies and disaster risk reduction.
Helen told us why she is excited about her new role:
“Womankind Worldwide is an organisation which works to achieve the universal enjoyment of human rights by making a real difference to the lives of the world’s women and girls, strengthening women’s voices, and addressing the injustice of inequality and violence.
I am very much looking forward to joining Womankind Worldwide – I particularly like the holistic approach, working in partnership at grassroots level with women’s rights organisations who really understand the issues faced by women and girls in their communities, to build their capacity, and to help to find their own sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.
I’m excited to bring my experience working internationally on humanitarian, development and human rights issues to the organisation, and the opportunity to combine my professional experience and long-term personal commitment to these aims. I’m also looking forward to working with the incredible and dedicated talent within the organisation, across Womankind’s partner organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and Womankind’s committed supporters.”
Julie Ashdown, our Chair of trustees has welcomed Helen, saying:
“Helen brings a wealth of experience to her new role at Womankind. These are interesting and exciting times as we continue to deepen our work with innovative women’s rights organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and share our evidence and learning to influence global policy making. We are delighted to welcome a new Chief Executive with the insight, commitment to human rights and energy to lead us through this new stage of Womankind’s journey.”