To do something about this, Ploumen initiated SheDecides. A global fundraising initiative to provide women and girls from all over the world with access to family planning services and tools. “Within less than six weeks, we created a global movement of countries, funds and individuals”. SheDecides became a huge and sudden success and raised close to 400 million euros over the last year.
The Machiavelli prize is awarded to the person or organisation that has excelled in the area of public communication. In particular, the jury praised the speed at which SheDecides was set up and went global.
Simavi congratulates Lilianne Ploumen with winning this international prize and her contribution to the rights of women and girls worldwide. Read more here.