IPPF supports the She Decides Initiative

woman and girl in Bangladesh

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is grateful to the international community for its ongoing support for women and girls through the She Decides initiative.

The announcement of a funding summit to support the campaign, to be held in Brussels on 2 March, emphasizes an international commitment to safeguarding women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

Tewodros Melesse, IPPF Director General said:

“It is reassuring to know that when one government takes a step backwards on the issue of women’s rights, so many more are willing to step forward.

“The ‘She Decides’ initiative is a crucial lifeline for the millions of people who will be unjustly punished by this policy and emphasizes the international community’s commitment to creating a world built on unity, equality and opportunity.

“The summit in March will be a valuable opportunity for progressive governments to come together and begin the challenging task of mitigating the damage of this regressive and oppressive policy.”


IPPF’s Member Associations will be speaking at the conference to give their account of the impact of the Global Gag Rule.