Ilze Smit is an advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at Rutgers Netherlands. As part of her work, she leads the Dutch campaign to extend paternity leave and advocates for laws and policies that promote gender justice and engagement of men and boys to prevent gender-based violence within the Prevention+ programme. In her previous work, she was Toxic Campaigner at Greenpeace, where she achieved that 20 big brands in the textile industry stopped using harmful chemicals. Before that, she worked on the campaign Universal Access to Female Condoms. She combines being an activist with pragmatism, in order to achieve the best outcomes for women and girls, men and boys, and people with other gender identities around the world.