SheDecides Day 2019: More attention for the freedom of choice of women
Saturday 2 March is SheDecides Day 2019. That day, organisations, individuals and politicians from all over the world will ask attention for women’s freedom of choice to decide for themselves whether, when, and with whom they want children. This remains an urgent topic, as 214 million women around the world still don't have access to the contraceptives they want. A concept that to many Dutch women is quite inconceivable. That is why SheDecides Day signals the start of a public campaign, in which Rutgers calls attention to the position of women in countries where availability of contraception and safe abortion care is not self-evident. An online campaign - centred around stories from women in other countries - is launched, in which Dutch women are invited to reflect on their freedom of choice.