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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

Ouagadougou Partnership visit to Niger
17 Jun 2015 | Family planning

Marie Stopes Ladies praised during Ouagadougou Partnership visit to...

At the end of April 2015, our programmes in Senegal and Niger hosted visits from donors and other key...

Marie Stopes Ladies praised during Ouagadougou Partnership visit to Niger

Client counselling in Burkina Faso
10 Jun 2015 | Family planning

One big push for family planning in Burkina Faso

Last month, Burkina Faso celebrated national family planning week and Marie Stopes International Burkina Faso played a starring...

One big push for family planning in Burkina Faso

Counselling in Nigeria
04 Jun 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Doubling our FP2020 pledge

Our CEO, Simon Cooke, comments on the news that Marie Stopes International will double its FP2020 commitment, pledging to reach 12 million new...

COMMENT: Doubling our FP2020 pledge

Victoria in MSI Bolivia clinic
20 May 2015 | Family planning

It's never too late to learn about contraception: life...

Victoria had her first child at just 16 years old. Now after giving birth to 11 children...

It's never too late to learn about contraception: life-changing choices in La Paz

08 May 2015 | Family planning

VIDEO: A woman in Guédiawaye

The CSIS Global Health Policy Center recently launched a new film that explores what contraception means to a young woman from Dakar and features...

VIDEO: A woman in Guédiawaye

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...

Blessed are the family planning providers

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