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.
News & Updates
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.
“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.
September 21, 2018The French government has announced its support for SheDecides, the global political movement that promotes a world where every girl and woman can decide what to do with her body, her life and her future. Without question.
September 11, 2018Back in 2017, at the first ever meeting of SheDecides Champions during UNGA, Leading Champion Dr Aaron Motsoaledi made a bold promise: to bring SheDecides to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
August 21, 2018It is just one year since the SheDecides Champions first gathered together, at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), to plan the future of the movement, and make bold commitments about the actions they would take.
August 15, 2018Back in 2017, at the first ever meeting of SheDecides Champions during UNGA, Leading Champion Dr Aaron Motsoaledi made a bold promise: to bring SheDecides to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
June 30, 2018On 30 June 2018, in advance of the launch of the local movement, over 300 activists from women’s rights networks across Uganda took to the streets as part of a SheDecides march to stand up and speak out over the increased rates of rape and kidnapping.