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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 and today in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing is discussing a European Citizens' initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development fun...

Working for sexual and reproductive health charity, Marie Stopes International, I know that every day, 800 women die during pregnancy or childbirth, and 99% of these women are from the developing world. This is why the international community identified maternal health as one of the eight Millennium Development Goals and why the European Union (EU) apportions development funding to maternal health each year.

But the ‘One of Us’ initiative, which aims to block EC funding for any activities...

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit and today in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing is discussing a European Citizens' initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health.

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

Social marketing agents talking to inmates about family planning and reproductive health
27 Mar 2014 | Family planning

Prison bars prove no barrier for outreach team

We prioritise reaching vulnerable and under-served people and in Senegal we've put this into action with our first visit to a...

Prison bars prove no barrier for outreach team

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

Field health educators in Pakistan
24 Oct 2013 | Social franchising

Bringing choices to Pakistan's rural communities

By integrating our social franchising model with a free voucher programme and community education, we have enabled more...

Bringing choices to Pakistan's rural communities

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