"If you empower a woman or a girl, then you’ve empowered a home, you’ve empowered a country and you’ve empowered the world”
These are the words of Damaless, a fearless nurse from MSI Reproductive Choices in Zambia who sees the power of reproductive choice first-hand, every day.
At MSI Reproductive Choices, we believe that everyone should have the right to decide their own future, on their terms.
Our work spans 37 countries providing reproductive healthcare including contraception, safe abortion and post-abortion care. We open doors. Break down stigma. And go further than anyone else to make choice possible for those who need us.
For some, choice means the ability to complete their education or start a career. For others, it means being able to look after their family. For everyone, choice means the freedom to determine their own future, creating a fairer, more equal world for all.
We have a long road ahead of us. But reproductive choice is foundational in the drive for gender equality and to a future where women and girls take their rightful place in all aspects of society.
As the economic impact from COVID-19 is felt worldwide, the number of women who want access to reproductive choice, but don't yet have it, is rising. Now, the UK Government has announced drastic cuts to funding, stripping access for women and girls further.
For a fairer future and a more equal world, we need to support girls and young women to access education and choose the paths their lives take. We cannot do this without ensuring access to sexual and reproductive healthcare. At MSI, we work to make sure all women and girls have the reproductive choice to reach their full potential.
As we launch our new strategy we also announce our bold vision for the next decade: By 2030, no abortion will be unsafe and every individual who wants access to contraception will have it. We know this is achievable, but it will require us to do things differently.
From contraception to safe abortions, and life-saving services following unsafe procedures, we are committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality services for all. With absolutely no stigma attached.