March 6, 2019The fifth local SheDecides movement was launched on 2 March in Nairobi. The event brought together over 130 people from civil society, youth networks, private sector, development partners, media, faith based organisations and academia, as well as government. Firm commitments were made, with lots of excitement about how Kenyan comrades will take actions to drive change for women and girls.
News & Updates
January 22, 2019Now that SheDecides has moved house to IPPF, a new team is being hired to support the movement to keep on growing from strength to strength. Naisola Likimani has been hired to lead the new team, and starts just before global SheDecides Day on 2 March 2019 - exactly 2 years since she organised a powerful event in Kenya at the same time as the Brussels pledging conference that birthed the movement.
January 22, 2019Exciting news! SheDecides is growing! Over 100,000 Friends believe in a world where She Decides; reaching 183 countries.
December 14, 2018Many young leaders of today are doing great work to create that world where SheDecides. In 2019, SheDecides will provide a platform and focus to celebrate the work of 25 young leaders from 25 different countries around the world, who are taking action to create that world where SheDecides. Throughout 2019 we will foreground the stories about the inspiring work that they do, beginning in Nepal on 2 March – global SheDecides Day.
December 14, 2018As 2018 draws to a close, we look back with pride, excitement and determination to keep up the incredible momentum of this new movement. 2019 promises to be full of even more progress to a world where SheDecides.
November 30, 2018This past month the government of Rwanda successfully hosted the 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), with many SheDecides Champions and local movements playing central roles in the vibrant programme.
November 29, 2018The SheDecides movement is in a really exciting phase of change right now. The SheDecides Support Unit (SDSU) is moving home from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) – the founding hosts who have provided amazing support in getting SheDecides off the ground.
Health ministers agree strategy to help Southern African Development Community become a region where SheDecides
November 21, 2018South African Development Community (SADC) Health Ministers agreed a new sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) scorecard and strategy which charts a bold new direction in the region.
October 30, 2018The evidence is clear: when she decides about her body, when her rights are respected, her health, life and future – and those of her family, community and society - improve. This is at the core of the SheDecides movement, and backed up yet again by the UNFPA’s annual State of the World Population report, entitled: The Power of Choice. The report details findings across the globe pointing to evidence that when people have the power to control their fertility, they are healthier, happier and more likely to contribute positively to the community, the economy and society. <p>“Choice can change the world. It can rapidly improve the well-being of women and girls, transform families and societies, and accelerate global development,” writes Dr Natalia Kanem - Executive Director of the UNFPA and a passionate supporter of SheDecides - in the report.
October 30, 2018At the 16th International Dialogue on Population and Development, which took place in Berlin on 23 + 24 October, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) announced its support for the SheDecides movement. The announcement was very well received by the over 100 international experts on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right and Population Development gathered at the conference.