Lilianne Ploumen

Lilianne Ploumen

Lilianne Ploumen

MP of the Labour Party in the Netherlands. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Rutte-Asscher government from November 2012 to October 2017. Founder, SheDecides Movement | Founder SheDecides

Lilianne Ploumen

Lilianne Ploumen (1962) is MP of the Labour Party in the Netherlands. She was Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Rutte-Asscher government from November 2012 to October 2017. She initiated the SheDecides movement in January 2017 in response to the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy by the Trump administration.

She was Chair of the Labour Party (PvdA) from October 2007 to January 2012. Lilianne Ploumen has a wealth of experience in non-profit organizations, she served as Director of Programs for the development organization Cordaid and as Director of Mama Cash, a feminist funding organization. She has served on several boards, among them of the feminist magazine Opzij and of Stop Aids Now!.