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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

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

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

Treatment in protective clothing
15 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Getting back to normality after Ebola

The latest World Health Organisation report on Ebola reveals an uncertain and variable situation in Sierra Leone and the West Africa region.

Getting back to normality after Ebola

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