She Decides The Netherlands

SheDecides The Netherlands launched on 28th January 2017.


Since 2017 SheDecides The Netherlands has produced several events and campaigns, reaching close to 800,000 people.

So far, more than half a million euros has been raised via public donation platform

www.shedecides.nl

SheDecides Netherlands

Challenges for Women and Girls

214 million women around the world still don't have access to contraceptives. A concept that to many Dutch women was quite inconceivable, until the end of 2018, when contraceptive pills in the Netherlands threatened to run out.

Suddenly contraception seemed to be not as easily available as we all had thought. Immediately, Dutch women showed their mutual solidarity and exchanged contraceptive pills to help each other out.

In May 2019 it hit the news that Dutch women were harassed by anti-abortion activists, while trying to enter abortion clinics. Again, women showed their solidarity and an ‘abortion buddy’ initiative was set up.

SheDecides The Netherlands will continue to ask Dutch women to show their solidarity not only each other, but also to women in countries where contraception and safe abortion are not so readily available. Through campaigns and events Dutch women are invited to reflect and speak out on their freedom of choice and join the SheDecides movement.

SheDecides The Netherlands is represented by four Champions

Lilianne Ploumen
(SheDecides Founder and Dutch Member of Parliament)

Sigrid Kaag
(Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation)

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

Ton Coenen
(Executive Director Rutgers)

In addition, the local movement is supported by local Friends of SheDecides;

Lotte Rensen (Coordinator SheDecides The Netherlands at Rutgers),

Floortje van der Plas (25x25 SheDecides youth leader),

Justine van de Beek (SRHR Youth Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs),

Marthe de Win (co-founder De Bovengrondse),

Milou Deelen (journalist),

Lotte Dijkstra (physician assistant),

Linda de Munck (vlogger)

Sanne Thijssen (Founder Shake the Dust).

Netherlands News

More attention for the freedom of choice. Dutch feminists in action

Feminist and friend of Rutgers, Justine van de Beek, started to think about her own freedom of choice, when she realised how easily she can get the pill in the Netherlands.

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Rutgers awards half a million euro from SheDecides to Kenyan women

Exactly one year after SheDecides was founded by former minister Lilianne Ploumen, we awarded the public donations to health workers in Kenya. In 2017, private individuals donated 500,000 euro to SheDecides.

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Netherlands News

More attention for the freedom of choice. Dutch feminists in action

Feminist and friend of Rutgers, Justine van de Beek, started to think about her own freedom of choice, when she realised how easily she can get the pill in the Netherlands.

Read more

Rutgers awards half a million euro from SheDecides to Kenyan women

Exactly one year after SheDecides was founded by former minister Lilianne Ploumen, we awarded the public donations to health workers in Kenya. In 2017, private individuals donated 500,000 euro to SheDecides.

Read more

Local Contacts

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Lotte Rensen

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Floortje van der Plas

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Justine van de Beek

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Dunya Veenhof