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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

Papua New Guinea men take the lead in family planning
21 Nov 2013 | Family planning

Papua New Guinea men take the lead in family planning

Increasing male involvement in family planning is particularly challenging in countries where traditional attitudes and...

Papua New Guinea men take the lead in family planning

An aeroplane used to take services to women in remote parts of South Sudan
20 Nov 2013 | Family planning

Photo gallery: planes, tuk tuks and automobiles

Our teams around the world use whatever means of transport necessary to reach people in the most remote communities - from planes...

Photo gallery: planes, tuk tuks and automobiles

Woman waits in queue for contraception in Nigeria
15 Nov 2013 | Family planning

ICFP closes with call for SRH to be integral to post-2015 framework

We're delighted to endorse the Addis Call to Action on the Post-2015 Development Framework ...

ICFP closes with call for SRH to be integral to post-2015 framework

Counselling session in Malawi
15 Nov 2013 | Family planning

Double success for Marie Stopes International at the EXCELL Awards

We're delighted to announce that our programmes in Malawi and Madagascar have both been recognised at the...

Double success for Marie Stopes International at the EXCELL Awards

Innovations in task sharing
14 Nov 2013 | Family planning

"Too good to keep in East Africa": innovations in task...

There are 222 million women around the world who are unable to access family planning.

"Too good to keep in East Africa": innovations in task sharing

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

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