Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is a passionate advocate for health, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. She is committed to creating awareness, respect and acceptance of women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, including; access to family planning and the reduction of maternal and child mortality.
The Crown Princess is as a member of the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development, and serves as patron of several international organisations and agencies including among others: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and World Health Organization (WHO)-Regional Office for Europe and Danish NGO’s: Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Maternity Worldwide and LOKK-national association of women’s shelters.
In 2007, the Crown Princess founded The Mary Foundation with the mission of fighting social isolation. Under her leadership, the foundation brings together untraditional partners to develop and manage projects and programs that work on prevention, create opportunities and empower vulnerable individuals and groups, who find themselves socially isolated. The foundation’s focus areas are: Domestic violence, bullying and wellbeing, and loneliness.
Crown Princess Mary is married to H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik, heir to the throne of Denmark. Together they have four young children.