An international conference to raise money for charities providing access to safe abortion will be held in Brussels in March in response to President Donald Trump’s gag on US funding. Development aid ministers from Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, as well as representatives from over 50 countries are expected to attend the “She Decides” conference on March 2.
The conference will mobilise political impetus and financial support for organisations realising sexual and reproductive health and rights for millions of women and girls throughout the world. This includes providing access to counselling, evidence-based information and sex and relationship education, contraception, maternity care and safe abortions.
Government representatives from some 50 countries around the world will be invited to the conference, along with intergovernmental organisations, civil society and private actors. Participants will talk about practical efforts for women’s health and rights, including access to safe abortions. Women and girls will bear witness to the crucial impact this has had on their lives.