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Griot in Mali
17 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Local vocals: singing storytellers spread the word in Mali

We're proud of the many channels we use to communicate family planning messages, but in Mali our team have gone one step further by saying it in song.

Marie Stopes International Mali have been using traditional West African singers and storytellers known as ‘griots’ to tell our story in places where your average family planning nurse doesn’t ever venture.

In West Africa, griots are seen as very important figures, who with their vast knowledge of their local community and historical events would traditionally have advised royalty.

Although they are mainly known as "praise singers" who can recite hundreds of traditional songs by heart,...

We're proud of the many channels we use to communicate family planning messages, but in Mali our team have gone one step further by saying it in song.

Local vocals: singing storytellers spread the word in Mali

Women receiving family planning advice in India
10 Apr 2014 | Maternal health

The march backwards: women’s sexual and reproductive rights at risk

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit...

The march backwards: women’s sexual and reproductive rights at risk

Women waiting for family planning in Ghana
09 Apr 2014 | Maternal health

The Vision of Cairo: a perspective from the past, for the future

This week, at the 47th Conference on Population and Development, reproductive health advocate Professor Fred...

The Vision of Cairo: a perspective from the past, for the future

Health clinic in the Philippines
09 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Free contraceptives for all Filipinos: ground-breaking law judged...

For over a year, the Philippines has been debating whether or not its historic reproductive...

Free contraceptives for all Filipinos: ground-breaking law judged constitutional

Vietnam Factory Workers
04 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Bringing health information to Vietnam’s factories

In two of Vietnam’s most industrialised provinces, Binh Duong and Dong Nai, Marie Stopes International Vietnam is making a...

Bringing health information to Vietnam’s factories

Not an optional extra: when conflict breaks out, reproductive healthcare is critical
07 Nov 2013 | Refugees and IDPs

Not an optional extra: when emergency strikes, reproductive...

On 13th November, we’ll be taking part in DFID's High Level Event on protecting girls and...

Not an optional extra: when emergency strikes, reproductive healthcare is critical

Women queue for services at a Marie Stopes International Nigeria outreach site
07 Nov 2013 | Family planning

Promise keepers: it’s time to deliver for women and girls

Last summer the world came together in London and promised 120 million women that we would bring them contraceptive...

Promise keepers: it’s time to deliver for women and girls

Ethiopia health worker speaks with a client
05 Nov 2013 | Family planning

Ethiopia: a family planning success story

Ethiopia has made incredible progress over the last 11 years in increasing access to family planning. In 2000 Ethiopia had a modern...

Ethiopia: a family planning success story

Simon Cooke
05 Nov 2013 | Family planning

An interview with Marie Stopes International’s Chief Executive...

Simon Cooke, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer at Marie Stopes International,...

An interview with Marie Stopes International’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Cooke

A family planning counselling session in Ethiopia
05 Nov 2013 | Family planning

Helping women take control of their lives, wherever they are

Women across the world want access to contraception, but many are unable to get it. That's why we'll be...

Helping women take control of their lives, wherever they are

Young, pregnant woman, Bangladesh
30 Oct 2013 | Young people

UNFPA report focuses on adolescent pregnancy

The UNFPA has launched its 2013 State of the World Population Report, focusing on adolescent pregnancy, its serious impact on girls’...

UNFPA report focuses on adolescent pregnancy

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