Q: is shedecides just a reaction to president trump?

The spark for the SheDecides movement was the anger and the indignation triggered by the reinstatement and drastic expansion of the Global Gag Rule, however it would be a mistake to limit SheDecides to just that. The gut feeling of anger and frustration at this Rule lit the spark for the movement - and SheDecides is now much broader than just that one moment and that one government.

SheDecides is about all of us who want to see a world where women and girls are free: free from oppression, free form force, and free to make their own choices about their future.

While the Global Gag Rule is an immediate threat to that (and yes, it must be dealt with), it is not the only policy or law that must change. Many governments have laws, policies and procedures in place that prevent girls and women from making the choices that are right for them. The world is seeing increasingly vocal, fringe and extreme perspectives undermining the rights of women and girls. This is a global problem with many local manifestations. Women and girls and their families around the world have been denied life-saving services before Trump and will face barriers and challenges after he leaves office.

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