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Kayayei in Accra
24 Jul 2015 | Family planning

Empowerment: Women in Ghana take charge of their reproductive lives

As part of FP2020's 'Rights in Action" blog series, we teamed up with USAID to look at how human rights principles shape our reproductive health programmes. In this blog, Sandra Jordan from USAID and Faustina Fynn-Nyame from Marie Stopes International discuss how c...

Rahinatu is 18 years old and works in one of Accra’s busiest markets. She has travelled down to Accra from Northern Ghana to work as a kayayei (market porter), hoping to save enough money to buy the household goods and utensils she’ll need before she can get married. She has worked in the markets for six months, but life as a kayayei is desperately hard. Women and girls like Rahinatu sleep rough in market stall doorways or in abandoned boxes, and are highly vulnerable to sexual harassment and rape.

As part of FP2020's 'Rights in Action" blog series, we teamed up with USAID to look at how human rights principles shape our reproductive health programmes. In this blog, Sandra Jordan from USAID and Faustina Fynn-Nyame from Marie Stopes International discuss how contraception empowers women in Ghana, Kenya and beyond.

Empowerment: Women in Ghana take charge of their reproductive lives

FFD
22 Jul 2015 | Family planning

MSI joins crucial Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa

Last week the key players in funding for development gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third...

MSI joins crucial Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa

Grant Shapps visits BLM
01 Jul 2015 | Centres

UK Minister sees community impact of family planning on visit to...

Last week, our team in Malawi welcomed the UK’s Minister of State for International Development, the Rt....

UK Minister sees community impact of family planning on visit to Malawi

100 Million Day celebration
24 Jun 2015 | Family planning

100 Million Day: Celebrating reaching our 100 millionth client

This year, somewhere in the world, we will reach our 100 millionth client. Every one of our 100 million clients has...

100 Million Day: Celebrating reaching our 100 millionth client

MSI logo
19 Jun 2015 | Family planning

Appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President, Strategy and...

Marie Stopes International (MSI) today announces the appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President,...

Appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President, Strategy and Development

Young women are more vulnerable to HIV. Young women aged 15-24 account for 22% of all new infections worldwide.
01 Dec 2014 | HIV / STIs

World Aids Day Special: 'Linking up' to reach the most...

To mark World Aids Day, we speak to Asad, our Link Up project manager in Bangladesh, about the work we...

World Aids Day Special: 'Linking up' to reach the most vulnerable

BlueStar social franchising clinic in the Philippines
25 Nov 2014 | Social franchising

The best of both worlds: how public-private partnerships deliver...

As support for universal health coverage continues to expand, tremendous opportunities for public-private...

The best of both worlds: how public-private partnerships deliver choice

Nurse examines a pregnant woman in Sierra Leone
19 Nov 2014 | Maternal health

Maternal health on the Ebola frontline

Ebola has caused over 1,200 deaths in Sierra Leone, but while the toll is huge the crisis extends far beyond the number affected by the...

Maternal health on the Ebola frontline

14 Nov 2014 | Family planning

India family planning media reports

The deaths and serious complications reported in Chhattisgarh, India, this week are a tragedy and one which must not be repeated.

India family planning media reports

Bolivia market stall holder
12 Nov 2014 | Maternal health

Vouchers offer hope of reducing needless cancer deaths in Bolivia

In Bolivia, the same weak health systems that leave women at risk of dying in pregnancy or from unsafe abortion...

Vouchers offer hope of reducing needless cancer deaths in Bolivia

World Vasectomy Day
07 Nov 2014 | Family planning

Vasectomy: the perfect contraception?

Vasectomy is simple, fast and cost-effective. There is no need for a scalpel, no hormones and nothing to insert. It only requires a small...

Vasectomy: the perfect contraception?

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