Over the past few months, I have been connecting with reproductive health advocates throughout Kenya to learn what the impacts of the Global Gag Rule have meant to them. Many health care providers have had to decrease services, end outreach programs to rural communities, and lay off staff.
Our #Fight4HER campaign is advocating to pass the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act, which would end the Global Gag Rule and prevent any future president from unilaterally reinstating it.
In September, I traveled to the United States to share the stories of the Global Gag Rule’s impacts in Kenya with #Fight4HER activists at HER Summits across the country. At these Summits—10 altogether, held in key battleground states—Population Connection Action Fund trained over 500 people on how to win the #Fight4HER.
It was truly amazing to see so many people join in to hear stories from the providers I work with, learn about the real life impacts of the Global Gag Rule, and take action to defend reproductive rights. I want to share a few of those motivating moments with you!
I’m inspired by the volunteers and activists who are fighting every day to expand access to reproductive health care for people around the world.
As I return to Kenya to continue my work advocating for those affected by Trump’s Global Gag Rule, I encourage us all to continue in the #Fight4HER together.
Visit IWillFight4HER.org to get involved!