Champions, standing up and leading the way

All over the world, people are standing up to say 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 stand up, speak out. They change laws and policies. They help unlock resources and push to create a new normal. They educate, they advocate and they open paths for others to do the same.

Below is the growing list of Champions, who are bold in pushing for real change for girls and women around the world.

Kate Hampton

CEO of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

Lilianne Ploumen

SheDecides Founder and Co-Chair; Dutch Member of Parliament, Labour Party (PvdA)

Lina Abirafeh

Executive Director, The Arab Institute for Women; SheDecides Guiding Group

Mabel van Oranje

Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau, Initiator and Chair, Girls Not Brides

Maria Flachsbarth

Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Marlene Schiappa

Minister of State for Gender Equality (Secrétaire d’Etat auprès du Premier Ministre, chargée de l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes), République de la France