She Still Decides

A year in, the SheDecides movement to empower women in their reproductive lives is taking stock.

Responding to President Trump’s Global Gag Rule barring federal funding from foreign NGOs supporting abortion services, SheDecides has raised $450 million to prop up affected organizations and is backed by over 50 governments, Devex reports.

An anniversary event in Kuala Lumpur highlighted a worthy uphill battle, reports the Asian Correspondent. UN figures show 2.3 million women in Southeast Asia are hospitalized each year due to unsafe abortions.

“If we can’t achieve autonomy of our bodies, we cannot achieve autonomy over our lives,” said sexual health educator Sadia Rahman.

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