Q: How will SheDecides support girls and women to have access to the services they need?

Through raising our voices and demanding change, everyone in the SheDecides movement is working to increase political support for the rights of girls and women to decide for themselves about their bodies, and that includes access to good quality sexual and reproductive health services, as well as removing the barriers that get in the way of health care, and rights being respected. The groundswell in support, funding and commitment aims to create a different world, a new normal, where girls and women have control over their bodies, their futures and their lives.

In order to create that overall goal, collectively as Friends and Champions we will need to:

  • Stand up and speak out: change the narrative and engage in positive conversations about the rights around our bodies and sexual lives; stand up to be counted as the majority we are.
  • Change the rules: advocate for and enact just laws and effective policies; make sure that guidelines are issued, and hold those who are responsible for implementation to account.
  • Unlock resources: allocate enough money in country, donor and foundation budgets, so that every girl and woman can access the information, contraception and safe abortion services she needs. And make sure that the technical and human resources are also where they are needed.