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Thursday, October 27, 2016

‘Thank you for believing in young leaders’

Claudia Martinez Lopez, a 2016 recipient of Ipas’s Maguire Fellowship, has a simple message for all donors who supported the program—as well as the mentors, colleagues and new-found friends who guided the fellows during their ... More »

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ipas names first recipients of Maguire Fellowship for Young Leaders

Ipas is proud to announce the 2016 recipients of the Maguire Fellowship for Young Leaders, an international leadership development program for young professionals in the field of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights ... More »

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Members of Congress call for easing restrictions on abortion in U.S. foreign aid

Members of the U.S. Congress today released a letter sent to President Barack Obama, urging him to loosen restrictions on safe abortion care in U.S. foreign assistance, known as the Helms Amendment. The letter, signed by Reps. Eliot Engel ... More »

Monday, August 3, 2015

Ipas stands with Planned Parenthood

At this moment there are women around the world who need basic reproductive health care, but who have few options in health care providers. In the United States, Planned Parenthood has been an essential part of the network of reproductive ... More »

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NGOs to Obama: Helms Amendment Hurts Women in Kenya

Leading up to a scheduled visit by President Barack Obama to Kenya this week, 71 U.S.-based NGOs have written the President a letter asking him to learn more while he is there about the impact of restrictive U.S. policies on women’s ... More »

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Advocates welcome legislation to block Global Gag Rule

Ipas welcomed the announcement today that U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) has introduced the 2015 Global Democracy Promotion Act. This act is intended to permanently block the Global Gag Rule, a policy that denies U.S. international family ... More »

Friday, March 6, 2015

Youth advocates tell Congress: Helms hurts

Youth advocates from Ghana, Pakistan and the United States spoke at a briefing at the U.S. House of Representatives this week to call on the U.S. government to support programs and policies that expand young people’s access to ... More »

Monday, January 26, 2015

NGOs from around the world call on President Obama to fix the Helms Amendment

On January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the United States, more than 143 organizations from 34 countries, including many with global and regional reach, called on President Barack Obama to ... More »

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ipas applauds abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers

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 ... More »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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

At a Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the end of September, dozens of heads of state and other government leaders described their countries’ progress in advancing women’s reproductive health and rights, ... More »

Monday, September 8, 2014

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

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 ... More »

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

House Committee votes to bring abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers in line with other federal employees, military

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee today approved a measure that would enable Peace Corps volunteers to have what other federal employees and members of the military have: health coverage that covers abortion in cases of rape, incest ... More »