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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

Women inspiring change
03 Mar 2014 | Family planning

Celebrating women inspiring change for International Women’s Day

In the run up to International Women’s Day, we will be celebrating the extraordinary efforts of 12 women (and...

Celebrating women inspiring change for International Women’s Day

Partnering to limit the harm caused by unsafe abortion
27 Feb 2014 | Post abortion care

Stopping the harm caused by unsafe abortion

Every year 47,000 women die after an unsafe abortion and 8 million more women are left suffering from short term or permanent...

Stopping the harm caused by unsafe abortion

Client receives family planning counselling in Myanmar
26 Feb 2014 | Family planning

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

The team at the Char Mya Thar Si clinic in Myanmar had braced themselves for a busy day. Not only was it a Friday, one of the centre’s most...

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

Diana
14 Feb 2014 | Maternal health

Counselling helps Diana to make a life-changing decision

After receiving counselling from Marie Stopes International Ghana, Diana chose to continue her pregnancy, giving birth to...

Counselling helps Diana to make a life-changing decision

Marie Stopes workers in Tanzania
13 Feb 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes Tanzania uses 25th anniversary to call for action for...

Marie Stopes Tanzania is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of a new song and a call...

Marie Stopes Tanzania uses 25th anniversary to call for action for young people

Women wait for family planning services at an outreach clinic in Kenya
11 Feb 2014 | Family planning

Vocal local: managing pain in resource-poor settings

Our research study looking at the effectiveness of 'vocal local' as a pain management technique has been published...

Vocal local: managing pain in resource-poor settings

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