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International Women's Day
08 Mar 2016 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Naomi's struggle shows what happens when women can't...

Today (Tuesday 8th March) is International Women’s Day - an annual event that celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of the barriers to gender equality. One such barrier is the difficulty many women around the world still have accessing contraception.

Worldwide 225 million women don’t have control over their bodies and future, because they don’t have access to contraception. Accessing contraception can be particularly difficult for women living in remote areas, as clinics are scarce, too expensive to reach, or lack skilled staff and equipment. Our outreach teams travel to remote corners of the world, often sleeping in tents, to offer people a choice of contraceptive methods.

The teams regularly visit the same areas, building strong relationships with local health staff and...

Today (Tuesday 8th March) is International Women’s Day - an annual event that celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of the barriers to gender equality. One such barrier is the difficulty many women around the world still have accessing contraception.

Naomi's struggle shows what happens when women can't access contraception

David Mundell visiting one of our clinics in Malawi
29 Feb 2016 | Family planning

Scottish Secretary of State visits our clinic in Malawi

Scottish Secretary of State, David Mundell has commended the collaborative partnership between the Department for...

Scottish Secretary of State visits our clinic in Malawi

An outreach session
21 Jan 2016 | Family planning

Global partners gather to discuss importance of family planning

Marie Stopes International is honoured to be taking part in the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP)...

Global partners gather to discuss importance of family planning

Women attending the vote for Sierra Leone safe abortion law reform
09 Dec 2015 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Safe abortion to become legal in Sierra Leone

On Tuesday 8 December 2015, Sierra Leone’s government voted unanimously in favour of a new law that will make safe abortion legal.

Safe abortion to become legal in Sierra Leone

Young people
08 Dec 2015 | Young people

We join the first African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage

The First African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa took place on 26-27 November, hosted by the...

We join the first African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage

Client Mwema
20 Nov 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: What does it mean to tell a story?

Powerful, authentic stories are the coveted partner to evidence and data, but are not always easy to find. In 2015, with the generous...

COMMENT: What does it mean to tell a story?

APPG visit to Sri Lanka
16 Nov 2015 | Family planning

UK Parliamentarians visit Sri Lanka clinic

This month the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) for Population, Development and Reproductive Health visited our programme in Sri...

UK Parliamentarians visit Sri Lanka clinic

Women in Tanzania waiting to receive family planning services
12 Nov 2015 | Family planning

Over 290m of world's poorest women using modern contraception

A new report by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released Thursday 12th November shows an unprecedented number of...

Over 290m of world's poorest women using modern contraception

A group information session in Zambia
30 Oct 2015 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International at ICFP

Marie Stopes International will be taking part in the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Indonesia, 9-12 November 2015.

Marie Stopes International at ICFP

Marie Stopes House
15 Oct 2015 | Family planning

90th anniversary of first family planning clinic in London

We're celebrating the 90th anniversary of Marie Stopes House - Marie Stopes’ first clinic in central London and...

90th anniversary of first family planning clinic in London

Ratnapura clinic blessing
05 Oct 2015 | Centres

Ratnapura clinic in Sri Lanka re-opens

The Marie Stopes programme in Sri Lanka has re-opened a clinic in the city of Ratnapura, two years after sustained attacks by religious...

Ratnapura clinic in Sri Lanka re-opens

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