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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

Update from Yemen
29 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Update from Yemen

Despite the conflict and unrest that is crippling parts of Yemen, our team in the country is still continuing to provide many women with family planning and...

Update from Yemen

28 Apr 2015 | Centres

Nepal earthquake: update on team members and services

The following information has been gathered via contact with team members in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal, following...

Nepal earthquake: update on team members and services

Burkina Faso cotton producers
22 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Cottoning on to contraception

Cotton producers have emerged as unlikely allies in our efforts to reduce resistance to contraception in Burkina Faso.

Cottoning on to contraception

FP2020
21 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International extends condolences to our colleagues at...

Valerie DeFillipo’s...

Marie Stopes International extends condolences to our colleagues at Family Planning 2020 at the passing of Founding Executive Director Valerie DeFillipo

Treatment in protective clothing
15 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Getting back to normality after Ebola

The latest World Health Organisation report on Ebola reveals an uncertain and variable situation in Sierra Leone and the West Africa region.

Getting back to normality after Ebola

Yemen update
08 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Update on services in Yemen

Our team are continuing to provide life-changing health services where possible, as aid workers warn of an unfolding humanitarian crisis.

Update on services in Yemen

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