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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

Family planning clients
22 Sep 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: How can we make women count when the numbers don't...

It's an inconvenient truth to those who are allegedly 'pro-life' that millions of women...

COMMENT: How can we make women count when the numbers don't add up?

22 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

What does unsafe abortion really mean?

Our teams frequently encounter women suffering the effects of unsafe abortion. Learn more about the causes and shocking consequences in our...

What does unsafe abortion really mean?

The pill
19 Sep 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: When it comes to contraception, older isn't...

Genevieve Edwards from Marie Stopes UK argues that women who don't fit the footloose twenty...

COMMENT: When it comes to contraception, older isn't necessarily wiser

Marie Stopes International healthworkers in Bolivia
12 Sep 2014 | Maternal health

20 years on from Cairo

Saturday 13th September marks 20 years since 179 countries agreed the International Conference on Population and Development's Progamme of Action.

20 years on from Cairo

Women in Myanmar
03 Sep 2014 | Maternal health

Improving cervical cancer awareness in Myanmar

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women aged 15 to 44 in Myanmar. Our programme there is running one of the only...

Improving cervical cancer awareness in Myanmar

Myanmar DFID Visit
28 Aug 2014 | Centres

DFID Minister hails “impressive setup” in Myanmar

This week, Marie Stopes International Myanmar was delighted to host a visit from the UK’s Minister of State for...

DFID Minister hails “impressive setup” in Myanmar

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