Melinda Gates

Join Our Call to Make Women Matter

Claire Morris | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Claire Morris

Women around the world are still facing some of the worst discrimination imaginable. From child marriage to female genital mutilation and inexcusably high rates of maternal mortality, the list goes on. As we approach International Women's Day, it doesn't seem like there is much to celebrate.

2012 Review: Sexual And Reproductive Health

Helen Marsden | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Marsden

2012 was a year when sexual and reproductive health hit the headlines in a big way. Sexual and reproductive health continues to cause passionate debate around the globe year after year.

Cameron: Despite Austerity, Britons Are Generous

PA | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics

Even in tough times Britons are a generous people, David Cameron said today, as he defended the UK's international aid budget. The prime minister h...

Who Can Possibly be Against 50 Million Fewer Abortions?

Jenny Tonge | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Politics
Jenny Tonge

In reality no-one is "pro-abortion," but rather we, along with the mainstream populace of the vast majority of the developing world, are "pro the right to abortion." Each woman should be allowed and empowered to make her own decision as to whether she continues her pregnancy - according to her health, her morals, her religion, her resources and all the other circumstances she finds herself in.

'Women Have The Right To Choose' Says Conservative Minister

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

World leaders will today discuss how they can tackle one of the biggest killers of teenage girls worldwide: pregnancy. According to the Department...

Don't Mention the 'A' Word

Dana Hovig | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK
Dana Hovig

I'm happy to admit I never expected to see Melinda Gates, David Cameron and Andrew Mitchell standing on a stage in London talking about the value of family planning - and even happier to admit I was wrong.

Championing Women's Right to Choose

Carolyn Miller | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK
Carolyn Miller

Bill Gates' annual letter is always an inspiring read and today's was no exception. As an international health charity, Merlin is thrilled at the positive impact the Gates Foundation has had - not just on those whose lives are saved or enhanced, but on decisions-made and donations given.