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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

Flying outreach in South Sudan
13 Dec 2013 | Family planning

Starting from zero: family planning in the newest country in the world

‘Fragile states’ are characterised by poverty and insecurity, but in South Sudan, Marie Stopes...

Starting from zero: family planning in the newest country in the world

Family planning group counselling session in Mali
13 Dec 2013 | Family planning

Mali: delivering for women in the face of crisis

With Mali in the grip of a political crisis and internal conflict, Marie Stopes International Mali has continued to provide...

Mali: delivering for women in the face of crisis

Jahanara
13 Dec 2013 | Family planning

The power of choice: a tale of two mothers

Jahanara and Khadeja live in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They only live a short distance from each other but in reality they live worlds’ apart ...

The power of choice: a tale of two mothers

MSU worker speaking with a client
10 Dec 2013 | Family planning

Marie Stopes Uganda is ‘people’s choice’ at Visionary Awards

Marie Stopes Uganda has received a special ‘Visionary’ award from the Prime Minister in recognition of its...

Marie Stopes Uganda is ‘people’s choice’ at Visionary Awards

Marie Stopes International health workers in Myanmar
05 Dec 2013 | Family planning

UK’s International Development Committee visits Myanmar

Last week, Marie Stopes International Myanmar was proud to host a visit from the UK’s International Development...

UK’s International Development Committee visits Myanmar

Woman at Marie Stopes Uganda clinic
01 Dec 2013 | HIV / STIs

Youth-friendly, integrated services key to making AIDS-free...

Young people account for 40% of all new HIV infections. Each day, more than 2,400 young people...

Youth-friendly, integrated services key to making AIDS-free generation a reality

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