SheDecides is a growing movement uniting the talents and opportunities of citizens, businesses, governments, young people, international organisations, foundations, and NGOs to ensure that every girl and woman has access to the range and quality of care that she needs– without fear, without judgement, without question. Together, we create a new normal: where every girl and every woman can decide what happens to her body.
Read and sign the manifesto here
STAND UP, SPEAK OUT
Already, there are governments, organisations, public figures and individuals across the world who believe that, of course, she should decide. We invite you to stand up, to speak out and publicly express your support for SheDecides (and applaud others who do, too!). By celebrating the bold, we can push others to be brave.
change the rules
The laws and policies need to be right to enable girls and women to decide. Some countries have more progressive laws than others, especially when it comes to safe abortion. Many people can play a role in this: parliamentarians, ministers and senior policy-makers. Plus, citizens and civil society organisations can do their part by calling for change, by supporting policy-makers when they are working on improvements and by keeping a close watch on how laws and policies are actually implemented
It costs money to ensure that girls and women everywhere have access to the right information and a full range of services, so that they really can decide. SheDecides is not a fund - but if you have money to spare, we can point you in the direction of where it's best spent.
Governments can show their commitment to the goals of SheDecides by making sure that the full range of services, information and activities needed for their girls and women are funded in their national budgets.
Donor governments, foundations and private companies should also increase their funding to make sure that countries and organisations that are aiming to provide the full range of services and activities are not limited by lack of cash, or policies that interfere with their knowledge of what is right and needed.
Individuals, collectives or other groups, small companies and organisations can contribute by donating via Rutgers or directly support an organisation that advocates for and supports girls and women with a full range of services - especially those who have stood up against the Global Gag Rule and have had their funding cut.