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events.

smarter investments so shedecides - new york city (thursday september 21, 2017) 

ORGANISED BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF BELGIUM, BENIN AND SENEGAL.

How big data and geospatial intelligence enhance access to family planning services. Belgium, Benin and Senegal will present a project that will enhance national health information systems by integrating cross-cutting data from multiple sources with geospatial analysis and algorithmic intelligence. 

RSVP ESSENTIAL! Event details here.

 

SheDecides Open House - New York City (Friday September 22, 2017)

GAG! Some rules are meant to be broken. The Global Gag Rule is one of them.

Join friends of SheDecides for an interactive evening of real talk about the global movement to create a world where every girl and woman can decide what to do wither her body, with her life, and with her future. Without Question. Because sexual rights are human rights, and when she decides the world is better, stronger, safer.

RSVP ESSENTIAL! Event details here. 

 

 

news roundup.

SEPTEMBER, 2017

  • Georgia Arnold, SheDecides Torchbearer and Executive Director of MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation, and Robin Gorna, co-lead of the SheDecides Support Unit have been featured as ‘Experts to Watch’ on women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health. News Deeply Magazine highlighted their efforts at leading global sexual and reproductive rights policy with a focus on their roles in employing research, policy and interventions to advance the rights of women and girls worldwide. They feature alongside several others who are working tirelessly toward a world where every woman and girl can choose what to do with her body and her life without question. Find a link to the article here.
     

  • 5th September, 2017 marks 6 months since the International Women's Day protest against the reinstatement and expansion of the Global Gag Rule. To mark this moment, and to raise our voices loud and clear that we are still fighting, SheDecides joined the #TrumpGlobalGag 'Tweetstorm'. Check out the highlights by heading to our Twitter account or by searching #TrumpGlobalGag and #SheDecides. 

AUGUST, 2017

  • In August alone, thanks to the tireless work of activists and lawyers, India has banned instant divorce; Jordan and Lebanon have ended "marry-your-rapist" laws; Chile has lifted its total abortion ban and Nepal has outlawed menstrual discrimination. A time to celebrate, but also a time to stay vigilant, to ensure that laws are upheld and progress continues so that #SheDecides, everywhere. Click here for the wrap. 
     
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has once again attacked the rights, health and livelihoods of young people. Abruptly cutting short grants to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, 80+ organisations won't be able to support teens who are most in need. SheDecides calls for these evidence based, life saving programmes to be expanded, not cut. Read more on The Hill.

 

  • International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF), global service provider and leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, is directly affected by the Global Gag Rule. They released this policy briefing to assert their position on the Trump administration's expanded Global Gag Rule and outline what it means for service providers and, therefore, what it means for the livelihood of girls and women worldwide. This briefing is intended for advocates and professionals working within the sexual and reproductive health and rights and women's sectors. 

 

 

 

SheDecides newsletters:

SheDecides: Creating the New Normal

On July 12, 2017, the SheDecides manifesto was launched to the world. In the wake of the Family Planning Summit in London, Friends and Torchbearers of SheDecides gathered at an Open House event to conspire about how people in positions of influence can stand up, speak out; change the rules; and unlock the resources required to create a new normal where every girl and woman everywhere is free; and has access to education and information about her body, modern contraception and safe abortion. Without question. 

 

This video is a live reading of The Manifesto at the Open House, performed by London-based poet Ana Paz. Video by Dorothy Allen-Pickard.