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Meet the women pushing for change in Burkina Faso

Kylie Harrison
Contraception, Maternal health, Policy and advocacy
Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, our extraordinary courageous and determined Marie Stopes Ladies are quietly but steadily pushing for change.

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When she decides...

Marie Stopes International
Safe abortion and post abortion care, Outreach
Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia

The world is better, stronger and safer. On the first ever SheDecides Day we want to highlight some of the incredibly strong women we have met, whose stories linger with us.

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Annie Ramasy

Marie Stopes International
Contraception, Outreach
Madagascar

Annie Ramasy travels for up to six hours every day to provide family planning services to women in rural, isolated communities in Madagascar.

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Kudzai’s story

Marie Stopes International
Safe abortion and post abortion care, Policy and advocacy
Zimbabwe

Kudzai Mujuru has always dreamed of becoming a nurse. When she fell pregnant aged 17, she was forced to put those dreams on hold.

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No woman left behind

Marie Stopes International
Contraception, Maternal health, Safe abortion and post abortion care

Photos capture the lives and realities of the women we serve.

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Naomi Mwansa – young client

Marie Stopes International
Safe abortion and post abortion care, Young people
Zambia

I was scared to go to prison. I was worried about the number of years I would spend there. I was really scared.

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Gifty Danwah – Market porter and client

Marie Stopes International
Ghana

I hadn’t used contraception before Marie Stopes. I said to myself this will change my life, and it has.

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