Ipas President and CEO Liz Maguire announces plan to step down in summer 2015

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Ipas President and CEO, Liz Maguire, has announced her decision to step down in the summer of 2015, opening the way for the search to begin for a new President and CEO to be in place by that time.

At UN General Assembly marking 20th anniversary of historic Cairo conference, governments reaffirm women's reproductive rights

Thursday, October 02, 2014

At a Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly last week, dozens of heads of state and other government leaders described their countries’ progress in advancing women’s reproductive health and rights, reaffirming the Programme of Action that came out of the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994. In the words of United Nations ...

Health and human rights organizations call for end to unnecessary restrictions that harm women's health worldwide

Monday, September 08, 2014

Washington, DC (September 8, 2014) – In a letter to President Obama, a broad-based coalition of leading domestic and global organizations spanning women’s rights, health, human rights, reproductive justice, young people, the LGBT community, faith, and development are calling for an end to the incorrect implementation of the Helms Amendment in order to save women’s lives and protect their ...

Ipas to fund innovative research on women’s use of medical abortion in South Africa

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ipas announces two small grant awards that are funding innovative research in South Africa attempting to better understand the safety and prevalence of women using medical abortion (abortion with pills) outside the formal health system. Women around the world who face barriers to abortion care—such as restrictive laws, abortion-related stigma, and limited financial resources—are increasingly ...

The power of young health-care professionals

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

On International Youth Day, our hats are off to committed young health-care providers, like these six winners of Ipas's Young Midwives Contest, who advocate for women's access to safe abortion care.

Hear personal stories from each of them on the experiences that inspired them to support women's right to a full spectrum of reproductive health care.

International Youth Day 2014

Midwives Matter: Spotlight on Ifeoma Akaniro

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Several years ago an experience set the course for Ifeoma Akaniro, a midwifery student in Nigeria. Her own unsafe abortion led her to the care of a midwife—one who she says not only saved her life but did it without judgment. Her story begins in school—where peer pressure motivated her to get involved with a boy. She got pregnant and sought a clandestine abortion, based on ...