SheDecides DAY 2018
From a gathering of slam poetry performers and speakers in India to a get-together of schoolgirls in Namibia, from cutting a SheDecides cake in Pakistan, to public opinion leaders and media representatives congregating in Russia, “SheDecides” was the rallying cry for citizens all over the world.
The flagship event for the first ever SheDecides Day was held in Pretoria, South Africa, hosted by SheDecides leading champion South Africa’s Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi together with SheDecides Champion, Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs. Nearly 300 people were at the event, with the majority being young people, plus many Parliamentarians and Ministers; nearly all from East and Southern Africa with some global SheDecides Champions present.
Events to celebrate SheDecides Day were also organised in Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Uganda, the UK and the US.
On SheDecides Day the world stood up, spoke out to say: Yes, it’s obvious, SheDecides.
But it’s not just about one day. The collective efforts continue around the clock, all year round, to get to a world where SheDecides. Everyday. Everywhere. Without question.
Did you hold your own activity for SheDecides Day? Please share your stories and photos! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will highlight your activities here.
SheDecides Day is a day of energy and activity. All over the world people are standing up, speaking out and taking action. Friends of SheDecides challenge anyone or anything that denies women and girls their basic human rights to make decisions about their bodies. Decisions that are theirs, and theirs alone. Activities have taken place before, during and after SheDecides Day.
SheDecides is your movement – it exists because of the power, passion and perseverance you have demonstrated over the past year. SheDecides Day is an opportunity to highlight, leverage and catapult your activities to even greater heights and to achieve even more results for women and girls.
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