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19 May 2016 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Solutions to tackling unsafe abortion shared at Women Deliver 2016

Over 150 people came together at Women Deliver 2016 to hear an expert panel share their practical experiences and solutions from their work tackling unsafe abortion.

The event was co-hosted by Marie Stopes International, Ipas and the Governments of Denmark and the UK. The panel included:

Hon. Gladys Gbappy-Brima, Member of Parliament for Sierra Leone;Paramount Chief Kyungu of Malawi;Dr. Syeda Zahida Naveed, Additional Director (technical), Policy and Strategic Planning Unit, Government of Punjab, Pakistan;Dr. Yirgu Gebrehiwot, President of the African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Member of the Executive Board of FIGO;Mr. Martin Bille Hermann...

Over 150 people came together at Women Deliver 2016 to hear an expert panel share their practical experiences and solutions from their work tackling unsafe abortion.

Solutions to tackling unsafe abortion shared at Women Deliver 2016

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...

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

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

Young girl and child in Sierra Leone
25 Sep 2015 | Young people

World Contraception Day 2015: failing to educate young can have...

As we prepare to mark World Contraception Day on 26 September 2015, we’re urging action...

World Contraception Day 2015: failing to educate young can have devastating consequences

Women receiving an injection. Image published under Creative Commons licence.
24 Sep 2015 | Family planning

UK women now able to self-inject contraceptive at home

Pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced that the UK's first self-injectable contraceptive for women is now...

UK women now able to self-inject contraceptive at home

Afghan delegation meeting Swedish and Finnish Parliamentarians and Marie Stopes International
22 Sep 2015 | Family planning

Afghan MPs discuss sexual and reproductive health during Nordic trip

Last week Marie Stopes International co-ordinated a visit to Sweden and Finland from an Afghanistan...

Afghan MPs discuss sexual and reproductive health during Nordic trip

Pro-choice protesters in Warsaw. Photo attributed to: Federacja na rzecz Kobiet i Planowania Rodziny.
14 Sep 2015 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Polish anti-abortion bill rejected

On Friday 11 September, a draft bill attempting to ban access to legal abortion in all cases was rejected by the Polish Parliament.

Polish anti-abortion bill rejected

Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Attribution: presidencia.gov.ar
02 Sep 2015 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Pope to temporarily allow forgiveness for abortion

Pope Francis has made a statement that, for the remainder of the Jubilee Year, all priests will be permitted to absolve women...

Pope to temporarily allow forgiveness for abortion

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