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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

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

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

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