SheDecides is a growing movement uniting the energy, drive, anger and influence of the widest range of citizens, businesses, governments, parliamentarians, young people, international organisations, foundations, collectives, NGOs, grassroots activists, health and legal professionals, academics, artists and everybody who cares about the rights of girls and women. We work 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.
Governments, community leaders, organisations, companies and public figures - across all sectors - can demonstrate alliance to SheDecides through the following actions:
- Announce your support for the movement through a web story and/or press release.
Download a template here.
-Include the manifesto or a SheDecides badge on your website.
Download the graphics here.
-Add to your email signature 'SheDecides. Without Question.'
Download SheDecides email signature here.
Everyone can be a part of the effort to raise awareness, to educate and to inspire others to also stand up and speak out.
- Start a conversation (straight up and simple!)
Download our conversation starter cheat sheet - including 'real talk', values first framing in simple terms and stats.
-Tell everybody on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram that you believe every girl and every woman should be free by saying #SheDecides. Without Question.
Download our social media prompts here.
-Artistic? Illustrators, musicians, producers, filmmakers, animators, performers, poets, writers, painters - and anything else in between - can use art to amplify the message and engage others to realise that yes, she should decide.
Want to contribute something specific? Click here to let us know!
Collaborate for greater impact. Organisations can share information, data, evidence, stories, learnings and they can work together to reach more girls and women with information and a full range of care.
Want to be linked with other Friends of SheDecides for collaboration opportunities? Express interest here.
Got a story to tell? Unfortunately, millions of girls and women are still prevented from making decisions about their bodies. If you, or someone you know, have a story to tell - get in touch.
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.
Know the laws, know the policies, know who is doing what.
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.
- Write to your local member of parliament or community leader to push for change. Download template letter here.
- Get involved in citizens' led accountability - finding ways for girls, women and their allies to hold governments and organisations to account for their commitments and services.
Want to know more about the technical stuff? Visit our FAQs.
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.