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Visit the gallery, Raise your voice, Join the action!

Activists around the world are standing up and speaking out for bodily autonomy. From Open Mics and video discussions to street protests and ‘artivism,’ activists are organising to demand her right to decide. Visit the gallery, raise your voice, and join in the action!

Check out SheDecides ARTIVISM at GEF!

CLICK HERE to visit the SheDecides Virtual Art Gallery!

The SheDecides Virtual Art Gallery is now open! It launched with a joyful celebration of the amazing 25 featured artists and their work to advance conversations about gender equality in and around the Generation Equality Forum.  

Ambassador Delphine O, Secretary General of the Generation Equality Forum, and SheDecides Champion Minister Karina Gould opened the event with a reminder of the transformational power of art in changing social and gender norms, and positively influencing young women and girls. This was powerfully demonstrated by Zuhura the African Lionness in her stirring narration of her own experience of bodily autonomy.  

The Gallery is a space to reflect on bodily autonomy issues and activism, to spark your own reflections on what that means to you and of course to make connections with like-minded activists from around the world. It's your space - check it out and tell us your thoughts on

GEF PARIS REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! Click here to learn more about the global gathering for gender equality and register to attend the virtual sessions. Closing date: 27 June 2021 at 23:59 (GMT+2). 
From 7-14 June, the Youth Coalition is bringing together young voices in seven global youth focus groups to collect inputs on Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Access to Sexual Health Services (specially abortion & contraception), Bodily Autonomy, and Meaningful Youth Engagement, to issue recommendations and provide feedback on the GEF Action Coalition Blueprint on Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Register your interest in taking part by clicking on the group link where you have lived / living experience: Indigenous youth; 2SLGBTQIA+ youth; Adolescents and girls; Sex workers; Youth with disabilities; Black and Afro-decendent identities.

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TAKING ACTION for bodily autonomy

Dominican Republic lawmakers rejected a proposal to decriminalise abortion for #las3causales: danger to a woman's life; unviable pregnancy; rape or incest. The fight to guarantee human rights above personal convictions is not over. On 23 May, Dominican Republic activists will Stand Up and Speak Out boldly that women and girls’ right to decide is fundamental for them to live with dignity. Follow along with them: @shedecides_rd  
25x25 Erica Ehiamah hosted an Open Mic on young people’s access to contraceptives during the pandemic. Limited access to sexual and reproductive health information and services because of the pandemic has immediate and long-term impact on women, girls and entire communities. Access to contraception is essential for women and girls to be able to exercise their right to decide about their bodies, lives and future. Watch the session recording here
SheDecides Nepal partnered with Nepalese personality and influencer Malvika Subba to develop online conversations about the three core issues they work on in Nepal. Watch the Live session recordings (in Nepali) here on Safe MotherhoodGender-Based ViolenceAdolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.  
SheDecides Bangladesh teamed up with Radio Shadhin on a video series focussing on men’s mentality towards gender equality. The In Her Shoes series focusses on how building gender equality means a change in mentality. Watch here! (in Bangla with English subtitles) 

ACTIVISTS in the news

Vithika Yadav, Love Matters India and SheDecides India, said on a panel on national TV channel NDTV that the sexual health and wellbeing of young Indians hasn’t been given enough attention (Watch here; in English). 
Najia Nuray Jarin from SheDecides Bangladesh writes in an op-ed that the decision to terminate a pregnancy should be respected, not judged (Read the Dhaka Tribune here; in English). 

TAKE PART: Feminist leadership mapping

Do you have a story, practice, example, commitment, effort, experiment, experience, project of collective feminist leadership that is working for you? Or do you have a challenge or example of a collective leadership system that has not worked and that has lessons we can learn from?  

Srilatha Batliwala and the Feminist Hiking Collective have launched a new initiative to map practices of collective feminist leadership worldwide – and they want to hear from you!

Send your submission and do your bit to help create a new pool of shared knowledge, new feminist narratives of power, inspiration and aspiration, and to learn from collective experiences and continually deepen radical practices. Click here for more information: English | Español | Français 

Be bold. Be creative. Speak out. For a world where SheDecides. Without question.  

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