Take action by adding your name and commit to stand up for the global issues of women’s rights that are most important to you at this critical moment. Sign on to help us get to the world we want: a world where women have full control over their bodies, where all girls have equal access to a quality education; a world where women are paid the same amount for the same work; a world where women human rights defenders are not arrested or killed for raising their voices; a world where women and girls are not systematically raped during times of war.
Commit to #BuildMovementsNotWalls to work toward the reality we want and to advance equality while resisting rollbacks in human rights. Make sure we enter this new era with a strong and concerted message that global women’s rights are inalienable, and we will stand behind them like never before.
We are people from all around the globe committed to advancing women’s human rights. We are also women in the United States who have seen and heard government leaders commit to ideas and policies that endanger our rights, our bodies, and our planet. We are allies and activists committed to protecting human rights and dignity. All of us, together, are following the words and policies of the new U.S. administration. We are ready and prepared to advocate for progress on women’s rights and to take action when those rights are threatened—anywhere in the world.
Together, we have a collective power that is formidable; together our voices cannot be silenced.
U.S. policies and leadership directly influence policies and decisions globally, and we know that it is women who are often most acutely impacted—for better or for worse. For example, we know that U.S. policies can directly block women’s access to reproductive health and rights. The ‘global gag rule’ prohibited U.S. foreign aid to any organization that delivers abortion services, but was repealed by President Obama. Before the law’s repeal, there was a massive chilling effect on many global efforts for reproductive health—and it has been reinstated and expanded by the new administration, with frightening potential for women’s access to reliable healthcare. Conversely, the U.S. State Department’s leadership on issues such as ending child marriage has been a positive global force for advancing women’s rights. The U.S.’s stance on human rights is critical to protecting women’s rights all over the world—especially in armed conflict and political turmoil as it is in such scenarios that sexual violence escalates and women’s needs and voices are often silenced.
We will voice our opinions on key decisions and announcements, and we will continue to build unstoppable movements to advance equality and resist rollbacks in women’s rights.
I’m adding my name here to stand in solidarity with women and allies in the United States and around the globe. I commit to remaining vigilant over the next four years and adding my voice, my resources, and my energy to advance women’s rights and human rights globally.