A letter from Tikhala Itaye, chair of SheDecides.
My name is Tikhala Itaye, and I am thrilled to have been appointed to serve the SheDecides movement as Chair, with Lilianne Ploumen MP as Vice-Chair. Together we, alongside the Guiding Group, Champions and Friends of the movement, are committed to create a world that is better, stronger, safer for every girl and woman all over the world.
I am proud and excited to work with Lilianne Ploumen MP, the former Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, whose brave action at the start of 2017 led to this movement being created. Lilianne has continued to lend her enthusiasm and intellect to putting the voices and rights of girls and women at the forefront of the global agenda.
Friends and champions all over the world, at this very moment I am deeply encouraged by all the work you are doing and I will commit my time to join hands with you. Girls and women everywhere, have embodied the SheDecides movement. They have had the courage to speak out about their most painful traumas, and acknowledge untold stories. Our determination together will create a better future for all these girls and women. I may be a young woman filling up a big role but this little woman is fierce, bold and confident and is ready with your support to champion every girl and woman in our respective society.
By taking the first step of signing SheDecides Manifesto, then asking others to join, together we will create the world that is better, stronger, safer. But only if. And only when. SheDecides.
Yours in power and solidarity,
Chair of the SheDecides Movement; Co-Founder of Her Liberty