Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Ipas leaders applauded today as President Obama signed into law a spending bill that loosens restrictions around abortion for women in the Peace Corps. Under the new bill, the Peace Corps will cover abortion care for women who have been raped or whose lives are threatened by their pregnancy. Since 1979, abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers has been banned by law.
“This is an important ...
Friday, December 12, 2014
This week the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UN Women and the African Union together released the Addis Ababa Declaration on Accelerating the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, the outcome document from the recent Ninth African Conference on Women (Beijing+20) that took place in November.
The Declaration issued by African government ministers responsible for ...
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Musicians in two African nations are joining forces with Ipas and other reproductive rights advocates to raise awareness about the dangers of unsafe abortion.
In Malawi, the Coalition for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion (COPUA) collaborated with 11 Malawian musical artists to produce Amayi Akuferanji, an album of reggae, hip-hop and songs from other musical genres highlighting the need for ...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
December 2 marks the annual Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. We hope you’ll consider giving to Ipas as a part of the campaign!
A donation to Ipas can make a positive impact in the lives of women in so many ways.
Giving Tuesday is December 2!
Friday, November 21, 2014
In countries like Malawi, where safe abortion is restricted or not available, women often turn to clandestine and unsafe abortions when faced with an unintended pregnancy. However, abortion isn’t uncommon—roughly 67,300 induced abortions occur annually in Malawi. Unfortunately, neither are the injuries and even deaths that occur because of the law and other barriers—such as ...
Monday, November 10, 2014
More women in India may soon be able to access safe, legal abortion services if a proposed amendment to the country’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act becomes law.
The government of India is currently reviewing an amendment that would make first-trimester abortion available upon a woman’s request; currently a woman’s health-care provider must determine if she is eligible. The proposed ...