Civil Society Organizations stand with the “She Decides – Global Fundraising Initiative”

As civil society organizations, we applaud the She Decides initiative and stand united in opposition to the US Global Gag Rule that President Trump reinstated this month.The Global Gag Rule, also known as Mexico City Policy, is a US government policy that blocks US global health funding for foreign NGOs that use their own funding to provide information, referrals and services for legal abortion or advocate to expand abortion access. The result of such a policy is that it reverses progress the world has achieved on reproductive, maternal and child health, it violates women’s rights and, by making essential services out of reach, it increases unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions at the cost of women’s health and lives in particular in the poorest countries of the world. Click to read more!