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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

Innovations in task sharing
14 Nov 2013 | Family planning

"Too good to keep in East Africa": innovations in task...

There are 222 million women around the world who are unable to access family planning.

"Too good to keep in East Africa": innovations in task sharing

Aye, a midwife on the training programme, travelling to work
13 Nov 2013 | Family planning

Midwives in Myanmar: delivering life-changing choices

Premièring at the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, this new film from Myanmar shows the impact of family...

Midwives in Myanmar: delivering life-changing choices

Kayayei in Ghana
13 Nov 2013 | Family planning

Empowering kayayei - Ghana's market women take control

Premièring at the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, this new film from Ghana shows the impact of...

Empowering kayayei - Ghana's market women take control

Women waiting for family planning services in Zambia
13 Nov 2013 | Family planning

To make choice a reality for all women, partnership must be front...

Today, FP2020 publishes its first progress report since its formation at last year’s London Summit of...

To make choice a reality for all women, partnership must be front and centre

International Conference on Family Planning 2013
12 Nov 2013 | Family planning

International Conference on Family Planning 2013

Marie Stopes International is honoured to be taking part in the International Conference on Family Planning 2013, taking place in...

International Conference on Family Planning 2013

Marie Stopes Myanmar worker talks to a woman with her child
11 Nov 2013 | Family planning

Why family planning matters - photo gallery

As we approach the third International Conference on Family Planning, we're highlighting 10 of the reasons why we think family...

Why family planning matters - photo gallery

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