>> Raising millions to combat US President Trump's anti-abortion move, the She Decides Summit in Brussels banking 181 million euros for global family planning initiatives. But despite it going against Trump's ban on US funded groups, Reuters correspondent in Brussels Waverly Coleville says its goal wasn't to target the American administration.
>> Although there were some anti-Trump undertones, there was no direct attack made on President Trump, himself. Several of the politicians today reiterated the fact that this organization was not founded to be in direct opposition of anyone or anything, but more in support of women and girls across the world.
Trump signed an executive order last month, banning US funded groups providing abortions or abortion information. The funding stop leaving an estimated $600 million global short fall. The Dutch government launched She Decides after Trump announced his plans. Around 50 countries, organizations and foundations attending the summit to make sure the impact on the field is minimal.
The money raised will go directly to the organization whose funding was cut. And while the entire shortfall hasn't yet been met, organizers are confident the gap would be bridged as soon as possible.