Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees: Looking to the Future

30 January, 2018


On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Editorial Advisory Board, I would like to thank Shirin Heidari for her achievements and enthusiasm in maintaining RHM on the cutting edge of developments in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. We are sad to see her leave but wish her all success in her future ventures.

At the beginning of 2018, the renewed Board of Trustees acted swiftly to ensure no loss of impetus and enthusiasm for RHM. With two new senior management colleagues in place – Julia Hussein as Interim Editor-in-Chief and Eszter Kismödi as Acting Chief Executive – we are forging ahead with shaping a strategic plan for a continued top-quality, innovative, evidence-driven journal that combines coverage of research with policy and programmatic
issues, together with our concept of RHM as “more than a journal”. This includes support and mentoring to authors and researchers – particularly those who are up-and-coming – from all parts of the globe, providing a dynamic platform for fostering debate and exchanges on current SRHR issues, and contributing to positive changes in policy and practice at international, regional and local level.

We thank our donors for their continued support to RHM in its mission as a global platform to motivate and support the development, sharing, and use of knowledge, evidence, ideas and experiences that will inform, influence and inspire rights-based SRHR policies and programmes.

We are invigorated by the papers coming in, the dynamism of the staff in place and look forward to future collaboration that will keep SRHR at the top of global agendas.

Jane Cottingham
Chair of the RHM Board of Trustees