Every day, in every country where we work, we see our services restricted by unnecessary regulation and over-medicalisation.
This prevents women and girls from seeking and receiving the care and services they so desperately want.
In response we are playing an ever more active role in helping to remove these restrictions and to ensure that the progressive policies that do exist are understood and implemented.
Advocacy has never been more important to our vision. Our strategy for the next decade recognise the need to partner to remove barriers to access via national-led advocacy. We will work across community-based, governmental and global partnerships to be an influential advocate for change, collaborating to remove the unnecessary legal, medical and regulatory restrictions that prevent access to timely reproductive healthcare, and cost lives.
Our voice is critical in ensuring that policies support access to contraception and safe abortion, and are fit for purpose - informed by the latest medical guidance.
We focus on the issues that affect the frontline of service delivery so that advocacy directly translates into increased access to services on the ground.
Over the course of five years MSI has contributed to the reform of over 50 policies that increase access to safe family planning and abortion services across the countries where we work.
Through pioneering practices, informed by WHO global guidance, we strengthen health systems and support governments to roll out, scale up and implement policies thereby increasing sustainable access to services.
We have always pioneered an ‘advocacy by doing’ approach. We do this in our own unique way - showing what works, pushing for change and ensuring reforms are then implemented – using our expertise so that women and girls are no longer denied the services they have a right to.
For further information about our advocacy work please contact Bethan Cobley, Director of Results Based Advocacy.