News & Updates

Check out the latest developments and stories from the movement, where we celebrate the bold and push others to be brave. If you've got a story to share - get in touch by email, Twitter or Facebook.

Welcome to Memory Zonde-Kachambwa, new Chair of  the SheDecides Guiding Group

July 19, 2022

<p>We are delighted to welcome <a href="https://www.shedecides.com/champions/memory-zonde-kachambwa/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="1" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.shedecides.com/champions/memory-zonde-kachambwa/">Memory Kachambwa</a>, Executive Director of FEMNET, as new Chair the SheDecides Guiding Group. <br /><br />Memory is an awe-inspiring pan African feminist and gender and women’s rights activist. She is a dynamic and resourceful leader in movement building and policy advocacy, a cultural thought leader and a skilled feminist strategist. We are looking forward to working with Memory & Jona in their roles as Chair and Vice Chair of the Guiding Group, respectively! </p>
Read more

In conversation with UNESCO: schools, teachers and CSE

May 20, 2022

<p>Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is the cornerstone to creating a safer, more inclusive and more gender-equal world, where all young people have access to good health, well-being and quality education. Yet in conservative contexts there is significant religious, cultural and political opposition to CSE, driven by myths and misconceptions about what it is. On the sidelines of the SheDecides+5 meeting being held in Brussels, Joanna Herat, Senior Programme Specialist / Team Leader: Sexuality Education, SRH and Gender at UNESCO - which co-convenes the Global Partnership on CSE - discusses why schools and teachers are critical to implement CSE, and how UNESCO supports them and other authorities to develop and implement quality CSE in and out of schools.</p>
Read more

Reaffirming Our Resolve to Uphold Global Reproductive Rights

May 20, 2022

<p>Julia Bunting: As President of the Population Council—a US-based nonprofit committed to ensuring people have the information, services and supplies to advance their sexual and reproductive health and rights — I am proud to join my fellow SheDecides champions in Brussels. Together, we will celebrate the victories of the past five years, redouble our efforts in the face of emerging attacks on bodily autonomy, and set our priorities for the next five years.</p>
Read more

Sweden: when SheDecides, everybody benefits

April 28, 2022

Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden - and new SheDecides Champion - explains why SRHR is essential, how Sweden is advancing SRHR worldwide, and what others can do to support.
Read more

Call for Collaborative Action on GBV!

December 10, 2021

In an event to mark the 16 Days of Activism, youth activists from IPPF ESEAOR, SheDecides and FRIDA Fund came together to demand collaborative action to end Gender-Based Violence in the Asia Pacific region.
Read more