Reproductive choice keeps girls in school, supports women to lead, and helps to build a more gender-equal world for all of us.
Last year, MSI delivered choice to over 35,000 people every single day, providing contraception, safe abortion, and post-abortion care throughout the pandemic. But now access to this reproductive choice hangs in the balance.
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, one of the world's leading supporters of sexual and reproductive healthcare, has announced drastic cuts to funding, stripping access for women and girls further.
To protect progress made across reproductive choice and rights, we now need partners, donors, and reproductive choice advocates to step up.
For those who point to other global crises, from COVID-19 to the climate emergency, and say we cannot afford to do this, we say we cannot afford not to. These crises disproportionately affect women and without reproductive choice, they are much harder to navigate, and sadly, more deadly.
It costs only £6 per year - or 2 pence / 3 cents per day - for MSI to provide a woman or girl with reproductive choice, giving them the power to decide if or when to become pregnant and determine the path their life takes. We now need your help to protect reproductive choice for these women, when needed most.
Join us in our fight for reproductive choice. Let's keep girls in school, support women to lead, and help communities to thrive. A fairer future is in reach - help us protect it.
Donate to our emergency fund for safe sexual and reproductive healthcare, so that every woman and girl has the choice to determine their own future.
"Women and girls here have no one else to turn to and desperately need us... We don't yet know the full extent of what the cuts could mean for Sierra Leone, but what we do know is how important UK aid has been in helping us reach the remote communities with reproductive healthcare."
"I work for MSI's Sierra Leone team bringing reproductive healthcare to remote communities on Bonthe Island. Women and girls here have no one else to turn to and desperately need us.
"Getting to them isn't always easy. We have to travel by boat and wade through mangrove swamps, but we go wherever we're needed. That's why we're known locally as "de mammy fo welbodi" or "the mother of health".
"We don't yet know the full extent of what the cuts could mean for Sierra Leone, but what we do know is how important UK aid has been in helping us reach the remote communities with reproductive healthcare. We have been here for women through the civil war, the Ebola epidemic, and now a global pandemic. MSI ceasing operations on the island is unimaginable.
"We are begging MSI and the donors not to stop the good work they are doing. Family planning has and is improving our lives."
Elizabeth Mattia, MSI provider in Sierra Leone
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