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Take action! Register your activities for SheDecides Day on March 2, 2019

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02.27.2019

It’s almost here – SheDecides Day 2019 is now only 2 days away! 

Excitement is building and all over the world the most amazing plans are falling into place. Friends of SheDecides have already begun to share some of the exciting activities and events that they have planned – and now you can too!

Register your event
Check out the SheDecides Day event registration page here to upload information about your event, wherever you are. Your event will then show up on this interactive map which will help visitors to the website find out what’s happening near them and how they can also get involved. It will also give you a chance to share (and maybe show off a little) to the rest of the movement your brilliant ideas!

Some very special events already on the map are:

  • In Nairobi, from 8am, the launch of SheDecides Kenya
  • In Kampala, SheDecides Uganda are organising a dynamic all Day festival
  • The SheDecides Day flagship event in Nepal kicks off on the last day of February, joined by the 25×25 who will meet for the first time
  • On 6 March, Belgian Champion and Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander de Croo, is joined by other Champions to launch his new book, The Age of Women in London

One event which also deserves a big mention but isn’t on the map yet (we’re waiting for the final date) is an Open House event being organised in the Philippines. SheDecides Champion Jona Turalde and her team are hoping to bring together over 150 participants to talk about sexual reproductive health rights of female voters in the Philippines – a hugely important issue with the midterm national elections coming up. This is amazing work from the youngest SheDecides global Champion!

Keep a look out on the interactive map and check for all the impressive events – and quickly upload your own event information too so everyone can see it in time!

SheDecides
SheDecides was created as an urgent response to US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement and dramatic expansion of the Global Gag Rule – also known as the Mexico City Policy – in January 2017. The rule prevents NGOs outside the US from receiving money from the US government if they provide safe abortions or information about abortion, and has devastating effects on women, girls and their communities around the world.

Dutch Minister Lilianne Ploumen
This attack on women's human rights prompted then Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and International Development, Lilianne Ploumen, along with her counterparts in the governments of Belgium, Denmark and Sweden, to launch SheDecides as a global initiative to defend those rights. On 2 March 2017, these governments organised the first SheDecides pledging conference in Brussels. They were immediately joined by other governments, organisations and individuals. SheDecides became the rallying call for leaders and citizens alike to stand up as a matter of urgency to protect the rights, health, safety and livelihoods of millions of girls and women around the world.

For more to read on SheDecides, visit their website.


Source: share-netinternational.org



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