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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

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

African and European Members of Parliament visit Senegal
20 Aug 2015 | Young people

MSI Senegal hosts African and European Members of Parliament

Marie Stopes International Senegal demonstrated its impact to a delegation of African and European Members of...

MSI Senegal hosts African and European Members of Parliament

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