March 20, 2019SheDecides was present at CSW (the UN Commission for the Status of Women) for the first time this year, with the first event featuring new Champion Minister Marlène Schiappa (Minister of State for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination, France). The room was so packed it took 30 minutes to make it safe enough to start the side event called ‘Free to Decide, Free to Choose’, co-sponsored by the governments of France and Sweden, with huge support from Planning Familial, the French IPPF Member association. A video of the fascinating panel discussion is available here.
News & Updates
March 12, 2019SheDecides announces that the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, UK International Development Secretary and UK Minister for Women & Equalities, has accepted the invitation to become a Champion of this progressive global movement driving change.
March 6, 2019The Flagship event in Nepal brought together global leaders, including the Chair and Vice-Chair of SheDecides Tikhala Itaye and Lilianne Ploumen, and leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and more, uniting to plan bold new action in Asia.
March 6, 2019SheDecides Uganda marked the 2nd global SheDecides Day with their usual zeal. 1000 people came together for the SheDecides Festival, the first of its kind, organised in Kampala by the brilliantly active team of SheDecides Champion Patrick Mwesigye.
March 6, 2019The fifth local SheDecides movement was launched on 2 March in Nairobi. The event brought together over 130 people from civil society, youth networks, private sector, development partners, media, faith based organisations and academia, as well as government. Firm commitments were made, with lots of excitement about how Kenyan comrades will take actions to drive change for women and girls.
January 22, 2019Now that SheDecides has moved house to IPPF, a new team is being hired to support the movement to keep on growing from strength to strength. Naisola Likimani has been hired to lead the new team, and starts just before global SheDecides Day on 2 March 2019 - exactly 2 years since she organised a powerful event in Kenya at the same time as the Brussels pledging conference that birthed the movement.
January 22, 2019Exciting news! SheDecides is growing! Over 100,000 Friends believe in a world where She Decides; reaching 183 countries.
December 14, 2018Many young leaders of today are doing great work to create that world where SheDecides. In 2019, SheDecides will provide a platform and focus to celebrate the work of 25 young leaders from 25 different countries around the world, who are taking action to create that world where SheDecides. Throughout 2019 we will foreground the stories about the inspiring work that they do, beginning in Nepal on 2 March – global SheDecides Day.
December 14, 2018As 2018 draws to a close, we look back with pride, excitement and determination to keep up the incredible momentum of this new movement. 2019 promises to be full of even more progress to a world where SheDecides.
November 30, 2018This past month the government of Rwanda successfully hosted the 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), with many SheDecides Champions and local movements playing central roles in the vibrant programme.