champions, standing up and leading the way
All over the world, people are standing up to say that, yes, SheDecides. Champions are individuals - some representing countries and organisations - who act alone and together to propel us toward a reality where every girl and every woman has power over her body. Without question.
Champions of the SheDecides movement support the manifesto that shows our values. They work tirelessly to make sure that laws and policies are changed for the better, resources are unlocked and harmful attitudes are put to an end. They educate, they advocate and they carve paths for others to join the movement.
On 22 May, 2018, the Guiding Group of Champions met for the first time and selected its first Chair: Tikhala Itaye (from Malawi) and Vice-Chair: Lilianne Ploumen MP (founder of the movement when she was Minister in the Netherlands). The other members of the Guiding Group are Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi (South Africa), Minister Anne-Mari Virolainen (Finland), Jona Turalde (Philippines), Lina Abirafeh (Lebanon), Malayah Harper (World YWCA), Victoria Fuentes (Mexico) and Kate Hampton (CIFF, current host of the SheDecides Support Unit).
Below is our growing list of Champions who are being bold in the push for real change. Hover over their image for bio.
SheDecides Guiding Group of Champions