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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

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

Marie Stopes International clinic
26 Mar 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International’s response to new NICE guidance on...

Director of Policy at Marie Stopes UK Genevieve Edwards responds to new NICE guidance on...

Marie Stopes International’s response to new NICE guidance on emergency contraception

Dhaka, Bangladesh
18 Mar 2014 | Family planning

Carrying on through political unrest

Bangladesh held its general election in January after a year of heightened political tension. The violence and unrest that afflicted the...

Carrying on through political unrest

Woman from Ethiopia
10 Mar 2014 | Maternal health

Women's right to health and wellbeing

On International Women's day, Glenys Kinnock delivered a speech to The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on '...

Women's right to health and wellbeing

Counselling on contraception
06 Mar 2014 | Family planning

How can we ensure contraceptive information and services succeed in...

In a guest blog, WHO's Marleen Temmerman, advocates women's reproductive rights...

How can we ensure contraceptive information and services succeed in supporting rights?

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

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