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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

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

Young people Papua New Guinea
30 Mar 2015 | Young people

Giving young people a voice in Papua New Guinea

Gaining insight into how we can better serve growing youth populations is critical. In Papua New Guinea, a filmmaking project has...

Giving young people a voice in Papua New Guinea

Dr Frimpong
27 Mar 2015 | Family planning

Tribute to Dr Frimpong: a pioneering supporter in Ghana

Dr Fred Gbagbo, Director of Medical Services for our Ghana programme, pays tribute to their pioneering supporter, Dr...

Tribute to Dr Frimpong: a pioneering supporter in Ghana

Ghana Accra
25 Mar 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Westerners don't appreciate how amazing contraception is

When Alima was 15-years-old she travelled to the Ghanaian capital to work as a head porter in the market,...

COMMENT: Westerners don't appreciate how amazing contraception is

13 Mar 2015 | Centres

Dawn Purvis honoured at the UK Sexual Health Awards

Marie Stopes Northern Ireland’s programme director Dawn Purvis has been named Sexual Health Professional of the Year.

Dawn Purvis honoured at the UK Sexual Health Awards

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

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