13 countries have committed to Dutch family planning initiative ‘She Decides’
In the week following the Netherlands’ announcement of a €10 million contribution to the Dutch-initiated family planning initiative ‘She Decides,’ 13 more countries have also stated their interest in supporting the fund. Canada, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, and Finland have all formally confirmed their support, while additional countries are likely to on March 2, 2017, during an international conference for the fund hosted by Belgium. There, interested and committed parties will discuss next steps. According to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, in addition to government support, private persons have donated over €140,000 to the fund as of February 3, 2017.