October 20, 2022
News & Updates
Ministers join in support of collective action for global abortion rights alongside UNGA, ahead of International Safe Abortion Day
October 5, 2022
Government Ministers, Heads of Institutions and UN agencies are gathering on the sidelines of UNGA to rise up for abortion rights. Political leaders at the forefront of abortion law reform will reflect on global advances and the need to to secure safe and legal abortions as essential healthcare for all people, everywhere.
September 27, 2022
Authored by Shruti Arora, this blog was written for and first published on GenderIT.org.
September 13, 2022
By Lindiwe Zulu, Minister for Social Development, South Africa and Meryame Kitir, Minister for Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Belgium.
July 19, 2022
We are delighted to welcome Memory Kachambwa, Executive Director of FEMNET, as new Chair the SheDecides Guiding Group.
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!
June 24, 2022
The United States Supreme Court decision to reverse Roe v Wade and roll back 50 years of safe abortion access and care is a catastrophic blow that will impact the lives of millions of women and girls.
May 20, 2022
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.
May 20, 2022
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.
May 10, 2022
When young people are meaningfully included, they build their capacity, ensure their continued access to discussions and decision-making spaces, assert their agency, and hold decision makers to account, say the SheDecides Youth Accountability Panel (Chrisly, Christina, Daniel, Evelyn, Gaearóid, Juliana, Mogau, Pushpa and Rym)