Marie Stopes International Australia: Children by Choice, Not Chance.
Issue AreaWomen & Girls
Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed
Marie Stopes International Australia is the support office for Marie Stopes in the Asia Pacific region. They support programs in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea, and other projects within the Marie Stopes International (MSI) network (37 countries). Women and girls in the countries where they work have high needs for sexual and reproductive health services. If sexual and reproductive health needs are not met, it can heavily impact gender equality and maternal mortality rates.
As of 31 December 2019, there are 32 million women using a method of contraception provided by MSI. That’s 32 million women who have been able to make choices about their own bodies and their own futures. To put this number into context, if these women stood side by side on the equator, they would form a human chain that would reach around the world. In 2019 alone, MSI provided 14 million people with contraception, safe abortion or post-abortion care services. The numbers show that they are meeting the family planning demand for one in five women in the countries that they work in.
Through contributions to Marie Stopes International Australia’s Blue Door Fund, it will be possible for the women and girls who need them most to access family planning education and counselling, contraception, and safe abortion services (where legal). The generous donation allows Marie Stopes to strategically expand their programs for even greater impact and ensures that they can continue to provide essential services for their clients. MSIA believes when a woman has the right to choose, she can determine her own future. MSIA have a vision of a world where every birth is wanted, help them in their mission to ensure women have children by choice, not chance.
Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised giving to the Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to strengthen communities in Asia by making cross-border giving easier and more effective. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than $420 million of charitable grants across 23 countries. Give2Asia is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California with offices in Beijing and in-country experts across the Asia-Pacific region.