31 January 2018

Celebrate 2018 She Decides Day!

The global movement She Decides was born in early 2017 as a response to the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule. It aims to raise financial and political support for sexual and reproductive health for all around the world. On March 2, 2017 an international conference was organized which raised 181 million euros to cover the gaps caused by the “Mexico City policy”. After one year, an additional 450 million euros has been pledged, as was recently announced by Alexander De Croo, Belgian Federal Minister for Cooperation.

As the first anniversary of She Decides is coming near, the She Decides Support Unit is calling on champions, friends and supporters to speak up and take action on the 2nd of March 2018. Specifically, some ideas of what you can do include: hold a rally, curate an art exhibition, arrange a panel discussion, host a dinner party, coordinate a summit, organise a comedy show or concert. You can focus on discussing the issues and/or raising funds – let the creativity flow. SheDecides is all about standing up, speaking out; changing the rules; and unlocking the resources she needs to be able to decide – use those three pillars as starting points. For information, tools and resources which can inspire you to organise your own action, you can check this toolkit. A number of events that will take place in Belgium, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Senegal, have already been announced - see this year’s actions and don’t forget to register yours!

More information about the 2018 She Decides Day can be found here