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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

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

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?

Make Women Matter
05 Mar 2014 | Maternal health

Join our call to Make Women Matter

Women around the world are still facing some of the worst discrimination imaginable. From child marriage to female genital mutilation and...

Join our call to Make Women Matter

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

HRH, the Crown Princess of Denmark, meets clients at Marie Stopes International clinic in Yangon, Myanmar
13 Jan 2014 | Maternal health

Denmark's Crown Princess sees life-changing work in Myanmar

We were delighted to welcome HRH the Crown Princess of Denmark, Mary, and the Danish Minister for Development Co...

Denmark's Crown Princess sees life-changing work in Myanmar

Afghan Minister of Public Health unveils symbolic sculpture in Kabul
10 Jan 2014 | Family planning

Putting family planning in the hands of Afghan women

The Afghanistan government reiterated its prioritisation of family planning through the unveiling of a symbolic sculpture in...

Putting family planning in the hands of Afghan women

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