Friday, December 06, 2013
Women who are migrants or refugees—or who are otherwise displaced due to conflict or disaster—have an acute need for reproductive health care that includes safe abortion.
Learn more about this year's 16 Days Against Gender Violence campaign: http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/
16 Days Campaign
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
In her latest blog on RH Reality Check, Ipas CEO Elizabeth Maguire illustrates the tragic yet very real impact that the restrictive U.S. abortion laws has on women's access to legal abortion in other countries.
Monday, December 02, 2013
When Ipas Mexico staff set out to create educational comics for low-income youth on sexual and reproductive health, they planned to include information about pregnancy prevention and safe abortion services. What they discovered, however, is that understanding young people’s perspectives—especially on gender roles and the stigma surrounding abortion—is the first step to providing young people with ...
Monday, November 25, 2013
Increased rates of sexual violence during and after conflict mean women in conflict zones have an acute need for reproductive health care, including contraception, emergency contraception and safe abortion.
Today we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with a special focus on the needs of women in conflict settings. Today also begins the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence—an international campaign that ends Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, to symbolically link violence against women and human rights. Learn more: http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/
16 Days Campaign
Monday, November 11, 2013
With the International Conference on Family Planning 2013 on Nov. 12-15 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two notable trends in this country—increases in women’s access to medical abortion and to postabortion contraception services—serve as examples of the progress that is possible when comprehensive abortion care is integrated into government family planning programs.
Prior to Ethiopia’s ...
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Ipas welcomes recent recommendations from the United Nations Human Rights Committee calling on Bolivia to cease prosecuting women for illegal abortions and to remove judicial barriers to legal abortion. The Human Rights Committee monitors compliance with the Convention on Civil and Political Rights; and signatory countries must present regular progress reports to the committee (usually every four ...