The Board of Trustees presents its report and the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 under the Charities Act 2011 and the Companies Act 2006, incorporating the Directors’ Report.
Every day our 12,000 team members around the world focus on one aim: delivering contraception and safe abortion services to women who need them. 2016 was the most successful year in our history for helping women to have children by choice, not chance. We delivered 32.7 million couple years of protection1 (CYPs), which is our core KPI, and by the end of the year there were more than 25 million women around the world using a method of contraception provided by Marie Stopes International. It’s a remarkable achievement and it means that there are currently 25 million women around the world able to take control of their future, to finish an education, to plan a career or look after the family they already have because of the services we have provided.