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MSI United States offers individuals and organizations in the United States the opportunity to help vulnerable women and girls control their own futures through access to contraception and safe abortion.

Our team in the US also works with advocacy groups, researchers, the media and policymakers to share evidence and stories of women’s hopes and dreams realized.

When women and girls make decisions about their bodies and their futures, entire societies benefit. To learn more about our work in the US, visit the MSI United States website.

Monday 23 January 2017

Re-enactment of the Mexico City Policy

Marie Stopes International warns that women in developing countries will pay the price for the Mexico City Policy with thousands more maternal deaths every year.

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Sunday 31 March 2019

MSI is now a participant of the UN Global Compact

The UNGC is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative and aims to mobilize a global movement of companies and stakeholders to create a more sustainable world.

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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Abortion is decriminalised in Northern Ireland

In a momentous victory for pro-choice campaigners, and healthcare professionals, women in Northern Ireland were this morning legally able to access abortion care at home for the first time.

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Friday 13 March 2020

MSI welcomes Glenda Burkhart as the Chair of the Board of Trustees

We are delighted to announce that Glenda Burkhart is joining Marie Stopes International as Chair of our Board of Trustees

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Tuesday 03 December 2019

The future is accessible: Delivering inclusive ser

This International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we are proud to affirm that the future is accessible. But when it comes to sexual and reproductive healthcare, we know there’s a long way to go.

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Friday 23 March 2018

New report from Guttmacher released

On 20th March 2018, Guttmacher Institute released a report that highlights the ongoing disparities in abortion rates and access to safe abortion services in developed and developing regions.

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Tuesday 08 March 2016

What happens when women can't access contraception

Today (Tuesday 8th March) is International Women’s Day - an annual event that celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of the barriers to gender equality.

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Friday 18 November 2022

How MSI supports survivors of gendered violence

MSI's Edward Karapen gives us a first-hand glimpse gives us a glimpse into MSI’s work supporting survivors of gender-based violence through reproductive healthcare.  

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Tuesday 24 September 2019

DFID increases funding for reproductive healthcare

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a major funding commitment for sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights projects between 2020 and 2025.

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Tuesday 12 November 2019

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

25 years ago, the world took a stand and recognised Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) as human rights.

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Wednesday 05 June 2019

Introducing SafeAccess

A cross-partner coalition has launched SafeAccess, the first digital platform of its kind, working to eliminate unsafe abortion.

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Thursday 22 August 2019

The UK is a pro-choice nation - and we deserve pro

Harassment of people outside abortion clinics is a national problem and needs a national solution, Marie Stopes managing director Richard Bentley writes.

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Saturday 26 May 2018

Statement on the results of the Irish referendum

Marie Stopes UK statement on the results of the Irish referendum

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Friday 21 July 2017

Announcement of structural changes

Marie Stopes International is making a number of structural changes that will help the organisation to reach more women with the contraceptive and safe abortion services they want and need.

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Thursday 30 July 2020

SafeAccess: Supporting access to safe abortion

Last year, as part of our aim to eliminate unsafe abortion, and our commitment to open up MSI’s evidence and insights to the sector, we launched SafeAccess – our cross-partner digital platform.

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Wednesday 07 December 2022

Five things MSI learned at ICFP

MSI Reproductive Choices was proud to sponsor and attend the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) last month in Thailand. Here are five takeaways that stood out for us.

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Tuesday 11 August 2020

Let's make cervical cancer history

At MSI, we welcome the commitment from the World Health Organisation to work towards to the elimination of cervical cancer, but we know we have a fight ahead of us.

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Tuesday 26 June 2018

MSI serves one million adolescents since Jan 2017

Reaching girls early in their reproductive life helps them to avoid dangerous teenage pregnancies and unsafe abortions.

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Wednesday 17 January 2018

Marie Stopes International appoints new Chair

Marie Stopes International announces the appointment of Suzanna Taverne as Chair of its Board of Trustees.

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Wednesday 10 March 2021

Abortion providers share their stories

A conversation between two female abortion providers from Ghana and the UK, about how it feels to provide abortion care in different parts of the world.

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Friday 03 April 2020

The Spotlight: A new webinar series

Sharing stories and evidence from service delivery, our aim is to develop a space where we can come together to share practical, frontline solutions to increase access.

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Friday 05 February 2021

President Biden repeals the Global Gag Rule

President Biden repeals the Global Gag Rule after four long years, but funding won't be restored immediately.

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Wednesday 28 July 2021

MSI’s commitments to the next decade of progress

MSI Reproductive Choices has announced three new commitments to Family Planning 2030 (FP2030), the global partnership dedicated to improving access to family planning.

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Tuesday 23 January 2018

One year on: the effects of the Global Gag Rule

One year ago today, President Trump re-enacted a policy that ultimately prevents women around the world from accessing life-saving sexual and reproductive healthcare services.

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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Global Declaration on Abortion

Evidence shows that restricting access to abortion does not decrease women seeking abortion, it only makes it less safe. We have signed a joint declaration calling for abortion to be safe and legal.

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Wednesday 31 March 2021

8 ways to make reproductive choice a reality

Access to reproductive choice can be life-changing. But for many, choice and the opportunities that it brings remain out of reach. We're listing ways we can make reproductive choice a reality for all.

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Friday 12 June 2020

MSI awarded $4.9 million in new funding from GAC

Global Affairs Canada has awarded $4.9 million CAD to MSI, IPPF and RNW Media to help tackle the effects that COVID-19 has had on the SRHR of women and girls around the world.

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Friday 03 March 2017

Governments step up for reproductive rights

Governments and philanthropists pledged €181 million for family planning at the She Decides conference, following the US administration’s decision to re-impose the Mexico City Policy.

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Friday 19 January 2018

Trump’s Global Gag Rule one year on

One year on from President Trump’s re-imposition of the Global Gag Rule, the loss of funding has left Marie Stopes International with a funding gap of nearly US$80m (£60m).

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Thursday 29 April 2021

UK Government announces drastic cuts to SRHR

UK Government announces drastic cuts to global sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights - MSI's statement.

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Thursday 27 June 2019

Crucial new evidence on devastating impact of Glob

A new study finds the Global Gag Rule increased abortions by 40% in sub-Saharan Africa, providing crucial evidence about the devastating impact of the policy on vulnerable women and girls.

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Tuesday 13 November 2018

New flagship health programme

New flagship health programme to transform the lives of millions of women and girls and accelerate FP2020 progress

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Thursday 09 April 2020

Webinar: Delivering safe abortion during COVID-19

The Spotlight, a webinar series hosted by Marie Stopes International, discussing key questions facing our sector. Our first webinar focus on delivering access to safe abortion in the COVID-19 crisis.

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Monday 31 October 2022

Harnessing the power of the private sector

The private health sector’s role in expanding reproductive healthcare cannot be underestimated. MSI works within and partners across sectors to ensure people can access—and afford—reproductive choice.

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Thursday 02 March 2017

Government of Canada pledges $4m to Marie Stopes

Canada has pledged $4 million funding to Marie Stopes International during the She Decides International Conference in Brussels.

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Friday 07 April 2023

Key moments in the fight for choice in 2023 so far

We’re a quarter of the way into the year, and the global pro-choice community is already making waves with a definitive show of solidarity and action.

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Thursday 20 June 2019

House votes to repeal Global Gag Rule - What next?

The US House of Representatives has voted to pass a spending package that would reverse the Trump administration’s harmful anti-choice and anti-woman policies.

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Friday 24 September 2021

Empowering choice with client-centred care

The person best placed to make decisions about their body and their future is the client. Learn about our strategy to empower clients to make the reproductive choices that are right for them.

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Monday 29 June 2020

Supreme Court ruling on Lousiana

Supreme Court ruling huge victory for choice and reproductive justice in the United States.

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Friday 22 November 2019

ICPD25: Our reflections

Our thoughts and reflections following the ICPD25 summit in Nairobi.

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Friday 04 September 2020

Greater investment needed in SRHR

Investing in sexual and reproductive healthcare is one of the most cost-effective ways of preventing maternal and child deaths.

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Tuesday 23 July 2019

An open letter to the new UK Prime Minister

An open letter to Boris Johnson, the newly elected Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister in the UK.

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Wednesday 19 August 2020

Press release: The impact of COVID-19 on services

MSI reveals new data showing that 1.9 million women and girls have lost access to its contraception and safe abortion services in the first half of 2020 due to COVID-19.

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Tuesday 17 November 2020

MSI announces new name as it launches a new strategy

Marie Stopes International is putting choice front and centre with a new strategy and a new name – MSI Reproductive Choices.

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Friday 31 August 2018

New DFID funding will help millions of women

DFID announces major new funding for Marie Stopes International

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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Ealing Safe Zone Court of Appeal Judgment

The Court of Appeal has upheld the Safe Zone outside our West London Centre in Ealing, making clear that harassing and intimidating activities and behaviours towards women are not acceptable.

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Monday 12 June 2023

MSI at Women Deliver

Act now for 600 million futures.

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Monday 01 June 2020

Press release: Rise in domestic violence reports

Marie Stopes UK sees a 33% rise in domestic violence reports under COVID-19 lockdown

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Tuesday 13 June 2023

Comment on woman sentenced for ending pregnancy

MSI comment on woman sentenced for ending her own pregnancy

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Monday 26 July 2021

Transforming comprehensive sexuality education

MSI joined partners at Plan, UNFPA and the FCDO for a virtual Global Education Summit side event on Translating commitments to comprehensive sexuality education into action. 

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Monday 16 March 2020

Abortion is an economic issue

Access to safe abortion can support women and pregnant people to pursue their education, careers and futures. When women are unable to access abortion, it can have serious consequences.

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Tuesday 25 July 2023

Canadian govt announce $10m funding to MSI

Canadian MP Arielle Kayabaga made the announcement at a reception held by MSI at Women Deliver

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Wednesday 12 August 2020

How MSI has transformed its reach to adolescents

By putting young people at the heart of our programmes we significantly increased sexual and reproductive health access to adolescents and young people in the countries where we work.

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Wednesday 24 July 2019

MSI choice app, now available on Play Store

At MSI, we trust women to make the best choices about their own reproductive health. With our new Choice app, women can find the best contraceptive method for their lifestyle and body.

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Tuesday 25 February 2020

9 in 10 UK adults now identify as pro-choice

New research from Marie Stopes International shows public support for abortion in the UK is significantly higher than previously thought.

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Monday 30 March 2020

Marie Stopes UK comment on approval of telemedicin

If you are covering the UK government’s decision to allow women to access early abortion care at home, you may find the following statement from Marie Stopes UK helpful.

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Monday 13 June 2022

The US is out of step—progress is winning!

While the US is poised to overturn ‘Roe Vs Wade’—a decision that made abortion legal 50 years ago—the vast majority of other countries have been working to increase access to abortion.

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Monday 12 December 2022

Five big wins for reproductive rights in 2022

Step by step, country by country, inspiring progress is being made. Here are five big moments of progress in global abortion rights that we’re proud to have been part of this year.

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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Campaigners welcome government scheme for NI women

A government scheme to provide free abortion services in England for women travelling from Northern Ireland has been welcomed by pro-choice campaigners and Labour MP, Stella Creasy.

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Tuesday 05 December 2017

Marie Stopes announces closure of Belfast clinic

Marie Stopes UK announces that it is closing its independent clinic in Belfast, following the UK Government’s move to fund abortion treatment for Northern Irish women.

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Monday 17 July 2023

MSI named high-performer by Global Health 50/50

MSI named 'high performer' in the latest Global Health 50/50 Report, which looks at the gender-related policies and practices of 200 organisations in global health.

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Tuesday 29 September 2020

My Body, My Voice: International Safe Abortion Day

MSI was delighted to launch our 2019/20 My Body, My Voice report, alongside presentations from partners at Ipas and the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, at our International Safe Abortion Day briefing.

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Thursday 29 June 2017

UK Government to fund abortions for Northern Irish

Marie Stopes UK statement in response to news that the British Government will fund abortions for women travelling to England from Northern Ireland.

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Thursday 13 June 2019

Study: contraception doesn't increase HIV risk

Marie Stopes International welcomes a landmark study released today that finds certain contraceptive methods do not increase a woman’s risk of HIV.

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Thursday 26 May 2022

What we learn from places where abortion is legal

We speak to MSI abortion providers in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Nepal about the difference legalising abortion has made in each of their countries.

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Friday 24 June 2022

MSI's statement on the overturning of Roe v Wade

'Decisions made in the US have an impact far beyond their borders' — MSI's statement on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe Vs. Wade, removing the right to safe abortion in the United States.

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Thursday 09 June 2022

MSI Ghana’s "Every Stage of Woman" campaign

MSI’s programme in Ghana recently launched a marketing campaign that doubled the number of women coming through its doors and swept up awards from the UK and African advertising industries.

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Thursday 25 November 2021

A gendered crisis – supporting survivors with reproductive health and rights

During COVID-19, as our teams have seen a rise in cases of sexual and gender-based violence, here’s how our programmes have adapted to ensure survivors can access the right support: 

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Wednesday 20 January 2021

Trump's out. Let’s rebuild reproductive healthcare

At MSI Reproductive Choices, we welcome Biden and Harris and call on the US government and partners to ensure Trump's harmful policies don't outlive his presidency, to protect reproductive healthcare.

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Thursday 08 June 2023

It’s time to complete the contraception revolution

MSI Press Release: As a new Channel 4 documentary presented by Davina McCall raises awareness about contraception in the UK, we can’t forget the 257 million women around the world who have no access.

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Friday 03 April 2020

9.5 million women could lose access to our service

Marie Stopes International (MSI) warns up to 9.5 million women and girls risk losing access to its contraception and safe abortion services in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Friday 17 December 2021

2021 in review: a year of ups and downs in global abortion rights

With the US Supreme Court on the verge of what could be the most significant rollback of abortion rights in a generation, we look back at 2021 in which abortion rights globally have been lost and won.

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Tuesday 25 February 2020

Press release: New research reveals UK identify as

New data from Marie Stopes International reveals that 9 in 10 UK adults now believe women should be able to access safe abortion services.

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Thursday 04 February 2021

It's time to eliminate cervical cancer

Every year, hundreds of thousands of women die of cervical cancer.  At MSI Reproductive Choices we are committed to eliminating this deadly disease, once and for all.

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Monday 15 May 2023

MSI Nepal welcomes Norwegian Minister & Ambassador

Last week MSI Nepal was delighted to host Norad. Together we provide reproductive choice in some of the most remote regions across Nepal.

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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Media statement: Ealing Council PSPO

This ground-breaking move by Ealing Council sets a national precedent for ending the harassment of women using legal healthcare services.

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Thursday 12 September 2019

Abortion Language Wars

Words matter. They hold power, they influence opinions, and they change minds. And nowhere is this truer than in discussions about abortion.

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Sunday 05 March 2017

Media statement: Daily Mail report of Marie Stopes

“We do not agree with the conclusions this journalist has reached, which give a seriously misleading view of how our services operate"

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Thursday 07 June 2018

Court dismisses bid to overturn abortion law

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed the latest attempt to overturn Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws but concluded that they are incompatible with human rights.

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Tuesday 09 July 2019

UK votes to decriminalise abortion in N. Ireland

The UK Government has voted overwhelmingly in favour of decriminalising abortion for women and girls in Northern Ireland.

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Wednesday 06 November 2019

MSI launches #SmashAbortionStigma campaign

Marie Stopes International – a leading global sexual and reproductive healthcare charity – is today launching a campaign to #SmashAbortionStigma.

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Monday 10 July 2023

20th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol

Two decades on from landmark treaty to protect the rights of African women – progress on gender equality is far from equal.

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Friday 20 October 2017

Daily Mail article statement

The article's key claim is categorically untrue and the the article also includes a number of further incorrect claims about Marie Stopes UK.

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Wednesday 26 June 2019

BBC refuses to stop using biased abortion language

The BBC has said it won’t stop labelling attempts to ban abortion after six weeks as “heartbeat bills” - despite conceding the phrase is biased and medically inaccurate.

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Wednesday 09 October 2019

New podcast: the decriminalisation of choice

Last month, after a marathon 70 hours of debate in parliament, the state of New South Wales, Australia, voted to decriminalise abortion. Find out more about the road to make this happen.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Lizzie Banda – MSI Zambia nurse

I have to work, for the people. That’s why I chose this career. I’m proud to work for my Zambian people.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Afride Lyatuu – MSI Tanzania nurse

My job is good. It makes me happy. I like to be out here helping women and saving lives.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Willy Olomi – MSI Tanzania driver

I love my job because I have learned so many things that I didn’t know before.

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Friday 08 March 2019

Introducing MSI's 'Avon Ladies' of contraception

Not all heroes wear a cape. Sometimes they wear pale blue overalls and go from door to door carrying a blue briefcase.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Gifty Danwah – Market porter and client

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

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Monday 12 September 2016

Paulina Marko Dahai – outreach client

My daughters must study. Education is the most important thing. I want them to go further than I did – this is my dream.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Philomena – young client

I want to learn how to sew clothes so I can make money and take care of my children. Having the implant will give me time to learn.

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Friday 11 May 2018

Bárbara Pérez - Midwife Project Coordinator, MSI

I believe that planning and using contraceptive methods helps a lot socially, economically, and especially in health.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Elizabeth Pappoe – MSI Ghana team member

I enjoy maternal and reproductive health a lot, as women are special.

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Margaret Louve

“Having many children was never part of my plan,” says Margaret Louve, but a lack of consistent contraceptive uptake meant she became trapped in a succession of unplanned pregnancies.

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Wednesday 14 June 2017


Christiana planned on going to university but, with two small babies already, falling pregnant a third time was the last thing she needed.

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Rekha Rokhaya

Rekha is a call handler for MSI Nepal’s free helpline, she describes the work as "breaking down barriers."

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Friday 17 November 2017

Snakes, bandits and Boko Haram

Snakes, bandits and Boko Haram - all in a day's work. But despite the many dangers, MSI Reproductive Choices team shows a total commitment to the mission and improving women's lives.

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Friday 19 January 2018

Annie Ramasy

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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Wednesday 20 June 2018

Delivering for every woman

“I am tired, the suffering is too much. There is peace here, but no money.”

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Friday 04 May 2018

Faith Mwanret Pyentim - Outreach nurse

"I like this job because it is an avenue to help women, which is something I am passionate about."

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Monday 10 July 2017

Chap Si Yim

“I don’t need to worry about unwanted pregnancy and I can keep working to support my family.”

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Monday 10 July 2017

Umah Dumbuya

"Getting an education was my dream, and taking contraception has allowed me to pursue that."

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Monday 10 July 2017

Mariam Haruna

"We had to run. All the pain of running is more than the pain of this insertion."

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Monday 12 September 2016

Dina Appiah

"Without MSI I don’t know where I would be, maybe I’d be dead."

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Sister Laeticia Dlovo

Since joining MSI South Africa in 1998, Sister Laeticia - known as Ma Letty - has seen the country liberalise its abortion law and make tremendous improvements in maternal health.

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Wednesday 23 January 2019

Meet the women who defied Trump’s Global Gag Rule

Read about the incredible women who refused to back down and continued to stand strong for the people who depended on them, despite the threat the Global Gag Rule posed to their communities.

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Monday 10 July 2017

Oeun Vichara

"The women who make the clothes at this factory rely on the money they earn here to support their families. They can’t afford to take time out if they fall pregnant."

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Thursday 08 March 2018

Meet the women pushing for change in Burkina Faso

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

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Thursday 02 August 2018

Mary Benjamin

Watching nursing officer Mary Benjamin, it’s easy to see why she has chosen this vocation. In a small room crowded with young women at the MSI Bajaj youth club she takes centre stage.

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Monday 26 July 2021

Providing choice to young people in Senegal

Aisha* is a young Senegalese woman in her late teens. She lives in a coastal town in the north of the country. Read her story.

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