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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

Client receives implant
07 Feb 2014 | Family planning

Implants in Africa: how we increased our impact nine-fold in five...

Between 2008 and 2012, we scaled up voluntary access to contraceptive implants in 15 sub-Saharan African...

Implants in Africa: how we increased our impact nine-fold in five years

Sarah Opendi FRESH Campaign Launch
31 Jan 2014 | Young people

A FRESH way of reaching young people

Reaching young people is one of the challenges of our work. The words “family planning” don't always resonate with young people, yet if...

A FRESH way of reaching young people

Melinda Gates speaks with Senegalese youth at focus group arranged by Marie Stopes International Senegal
21 Jan 2014 | Family planning

The reason why we think Bill and Melinda Gates got it so right in...

In this year's annual letter, the Gates skilfully debunk some of the most common myths...

The reason why we think Bill and Melinda Gates got it so right in their annual letter

Family planning counselling in Senegal
21 Jan 2014 | Family planning

Myth: family planning and religion don't mix

Religion is commonly cited as one of the main reasons for low contraceptive use in Senegal. But when we set up an outreach...

Myth: family planning and religion don't mix

Marie Stopes International Mobile Midwife
20 Jan 2014 | Family planning

MSI at the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual...

Marie Stopes International is honoured to be participating in the 7th Asia Pacific Conference...

MSI at the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights

Marie Stopes International Ghana midwife, Esther, speaks with clients about contraception
17 Jan 2014 | Family planning

Africa's next billion: Can world leaders help us reap the...

Ahead of Davos, Esther Worae, a midwife at Marie Stopes International in...

Africa's next billion: Can world leaders help us reap the benefits of the demographic dividend?

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