SHE DECIDES WHETHER, WHEN AND WITH WHOM...
TO HAVE SEX.
TO FALL IN LOVE.
TO HAVE CHILDREN.
SheDecides is a global movement to promote, provide, protect and enhance the fundamental rights of every girl and woman.
Every girl and every woman has the right to do what she chooses with her body; she has the right to health. And these rights affect her personal development, her participation in society, her livelihood and whether her family and community thrives.
A world where SheDecides means that every girl and every woman can safely exercise her right to decide for herself what she does with her body, who she shares her body with and whether she wants to have children. She must have access to education and information about her body and her options, modern contraception and safe abortion.
To learn about how it all began, read the story.
We – and you and he and they – are coming together to say that she matters, and to speak out that she must decide freely and safely about what happens to her body.
This is a fundamental human right that must be upheld.
By signing the manifesto, you can join the thousands of people, companies, organisations and countries that know that the world can only be safer, better, stronger when SheDecides.
Friends stand up and speak out. Friends change the rules. Friends unlock the resources. Friends make it happen.
The Manifesto is our entry point to become a Friend of SheDecides. We must stand up and be counted - to show that people and organisations the world over think that she should decide. Read the manifesto here.
the right to decide
Friends say that yes, she decides
champions, standing up and leading the way
All over the world, people are standing up to say that, yes, SheDecides. Champions are individuals - some representing countries and organisations - who act alone and together to propel us toward a reality where every girl and every woman has power over her body. Without question.
Champions of the SheDecides movement support the manifesto that shows our values. They work tirelessly to make sure that laws and policies are changed for the better, resources are unlocked and harmful attitudes are put to an end. They educate, they advocate and they carve paths for others to join the movement.
On 22 May, 2018, the Guiding Group of Champions met for the first time and selected its first Chair: Tikhala Itaye (from Malawi) and Vice-Chair: Lilianne Ploumen MP (founder of the movement when she was Minister in the Netherlands). The other members of the Guiding Group are Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi (South Africa), Minister Anne-Mari Virolainen (Finland), Jona Turalde (Philippines), Lina Abirafeh (Lebanon), Malayah Harper (World YWCA), Victoria Fuentes (Mexico) and Kate Hampton (CIFF, current host of the SheDecides Support Unit).
Below is our growing list of Champions who are being bold in the push for real change. Hover over their image for bio.
SheDecides Guiding Group of Champions