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MSI Myanmar healthworkers
27 Oct 2014 | Maternal health

Making the hidden visible: addressing sexual and gender-based...

A wife beaten by her husband. A young girl raped by a neighbour. A sexual assault case stalled in the legal system. Daw Win Win Chan Myae Aung has seen it all in Hlaing, the slum neighbourhood she calls home in the southeastern city of Mawlamyine.

She is the leader of a self-help group devoted to addressing problems in her community. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is one of the topics towards which the group has increasingly turned its attention.

“Sometimes we can see the physical trauma,” she says. “But there is a lot going on we can’t see and no one is talking about.”  Data on the prevalence of violence against women in Myanmar is extremely hard to come by so no one knows the full extent of the problem. Part of...

A wife beaten by her husband. A young girl raped by a neighbour. A sexual assault case stalled in the legal system. Daw Win Win Chan Myae Aung has seen it all in Hlaing, the slum neighbourhood she calls home in the southeastern city of Mawlamyine.

Making the hidden visible: addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Myanmar

Social franchising
23 Oct 2014 | Social franchising

Social franchising in focus

Social franchising is one of the innovative ways in which we deliver services to the world’s most under-served people. To mark this week's Global...

Social franchising in focus

Dawn Purvis
17 Oct 2014 | Centres

Hopes for the women of Northern Ireland

As Marie Stopes Northern Ireland prepares to mark its second anniversary, Programme Director Dawn Purvis sends a message of thanks to...

Hopes for the women of Northern Ireland

Youth education in Myanmar
16 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Spirit festivals to smartphones: HIV prevention in Myanmar

Our team in Myanmar's work with men who have sex with men, sex workers and young people, shows that adapting and...

Spirit festivals to smartphones: HIV prevention in Myanmar

Marie Stopes with nurses
15 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

15th October marks the birthday of the woman whose pioneering spirit we carry forward today.

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

Divine Divas
13 May 2014 | Young people

Divine Divas demand young Zambians' attention

Like other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia has a disproportionately young population and there is a desperate need for...

Divine Divas demand young Zambians' attention

Midwife Wading in Myanmar
12 May 2014 | Maternal health

Marie Stopes International honours midwives and nurses

During the month of May the world honours some of the hardest working women in healthcare: nurses and midwives.

Marie Stopes International honours midwives and nurses

Marie Stopes UK
28 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Our research shows women being failed by short-term contraception

Today, Marie Stopes UK launches the findings of the first research in the UK into the contraceptive use of...

Our research shows women being failed by short-term contraception

Myths about contraception
25 Apr 2014 | Family planning

10 myths about contraception

We believe every woman has a human right to control her own fertility and an important part of that is getting accurate information about contraception.

10 myths about contraception

Griot in Mali
17 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Local vocals: singing storytellers spread the word in Mali

We're proud of the many channels we use to communicate family planning messages, but in Mali our team have gone...

Local vocals: singing storytellers spread the word in Mali

Women receiving family planning advice in India
10 Apr 2014 | Maternal health

The march backwards: women’s sexual and reproductive rights at risk

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit...

The march backwards: women’s sexual and reproductive rights at risk

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