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Touba crowds
01 May 2015 | Family planning

Blessed are the family planning providers

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that religion and family planning do not mix. Yet in one of the most religious areas of Senegal, the Marie Stopes International Senegal team has proven, not once but twice, that the reality can be very different.

Touba in central Senegal is the holy city of Mouridism, one of the most powerful religious communities in the country, and the burial place of its founder Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba.

It is also the site of the Magal de Touba, one of the biggest Muslim events in West Africa, when thousands of pilgrims flock to the city to celebrate the day that Sheikh Ahmadou returned from exile in Ghana.

The area in the Sahel region of West Africa also has a huge unmet need for contraception and is pivotal to meeting Senegal’s family planning...

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that religion and family planning do not mix. Yet in one of the most religious areas of Senegal, the Marie Stopes International Senegal team has proven, not once but twice, that the reality can be very different.

Blessed are the family planning providers

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

Women waiting for contraception
12 Mar 2015 | Family planning

Our results and impact in 2014

In 2014 our local teams around the world enabled more women than ever to plan their futures and choose when and whether to have children.

Our results and impact in 2014

Simon Cooke in the Philippines
05 Mar 2015 | Family planning

PHOTO GALLERY: Marie Stopes International CEO visits Philippines

Last week, our CEO Simon Cooke spent time with colleagues in the Philippines.

PHOTO GALLERY: Marie Stopes International CEO visits Philippines

International Women's Day
02 Mar 2015 | Family planning

International Women's Day 2015: celebrating women who "...

International Women's Day is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of women...

International Women's Day 2015: celebrating women who "Make it Happen"

Grace Okeyo on outreach
19 Feb 2015 | Family planning

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Marie Stopes Kenya nurse Grace Okeyo and her team work long, hard days, travelling to remote communities to...

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Women in Yemen
03 Feb 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Yemen is a country plagued by instability. The shifting balance of power between political parties, tribes, Al Qaeda and Al...

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Women hear about their contraceptive options in Kenya
21 Jan 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

The Pope is right. As a passionate advocate for contraception and women’s rights, you might be surprised...

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

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