News and Resources about Women and their communities

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

A coordinated approach to policy change and programmatic integration of safe uterine evacuation and postabortion care services in Punjab province, Pakistan

This brief describes the advocacy efforts, led by Ipas Pakistan and local partners, to integrate WHO-approved approaches (UE methods and training of additional cadres of providers) into the health-care system. In particular, it details the ... More »

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ipas uses photography to engage Nigerian refugees on their reproductive health needs

Women who are refugees and/or internally displaced persons (IDPs) have acute sexual and reproductive health needs and deserve to lead the discussion about what those needs are and how to fulfill them.  An innovative Ipas project in ... More »

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ipas Global Impact

This four-page fact sheet describes the positive impact of Ipas’s global work to enhance women’s reproductive rights and their ability to prevent unintended pregnancy and to obtain safe abortion care. It outlines Ipas’s ... More »

Friday, June 12, 2015

Improving sexual and reproductive health services for young people in Nepal

This brief presents results and lessons learned from a youth-focused project in Kailali District implemented between 2012 and 2014. The project demonstrated that, working in consultation with health-care providers and other adults, young ... More »

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My honor, my body, my health: Fulfilling young people’s sexual and reproductive rights

This booklet describes Ipas’s work with youth to promote their sexual and reproductive health and rights. With facts and concise explanations—plus illustrative stories from Nepal, South Africa and Ecuador—the booklet highlights the ... More »

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Working in communities matters! Results from Postabortion clients in Zambia.

This two-page research brief looks at the results of client exit interviews conducted in 2014 with 616 Zambian women who sought a safe and legal pregnancy termination.  The interviews explored issues of quality, service delivery and ... More »

Monday, November 24, 2014

Working with communities to help Ethiopian women access safe, legal abortion

Ipas partners with community-based organizations to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health. Three recent projects described in this brief exemplify the objectives, processes and results of collaborative efforts by Ipas Ethiopia and ... More »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Saving and enhancing women’s lives

This brochure describes the impact Ipas has made on saving and enhancing women's lives over 40 years. More »

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Young Women and Abortion: A situation assessment guide

This guide focuses on ways to plan, implement, use and finalize an assessment of how young women and their communities relate to abortion, through locally relevant, community and/or youth-led processes. It is designed to gain insights into ... More »

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Comprehensive Abortion Care for Young Women: Preliminary results from an Ipas Zambia pilot project with fully integrated youth participation

From 2012 to 2014, Ipas Zambia implemented the Comprehensive Abortion Care for Young Women pilot project in Lusaka Province to improve young women’s access to, use of and involvement in youth-appropriate, high-quality abortion care. This ... More »

Monday, May 5, 2014

Midwives Matter

Midwives are the front line in keeping women healthy—through pre- and postnatal care and through comprehensive reproductive health care, including safe abortion. When skilled midwives make these important services available, accessible and ... More »

Friday, April 11, 2014

Supporting women during medical abortion (with subtitles)

Tráiler: Apoyando a las mujeres durante el aborto con medicamentos (tráiler de la película con subtítulos)   This video documents the successful accompaniment network model developed by Mexican NGO Las Libres to support women in the ... More »

Friday, April 11, 2014

Supporting women during medical abortion (full version with subtitles)

This video documents the successful accompaniment network model developed by Mexican NGO Las Libres to support women in the restrictive State of Guanajuato through the process of medical abortion. Women share their own stories of how ... More »

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Out of the fire of anger: A women’s center in Tanzania opens a pharmacy to bring misoprostol to rural communities

When the staff of the Women’s Promotion Center (WPC) in Tanzania’s rural Kigoma Region realized women were suffering and dying unnecessarily from unsafe abortion—and that misoprostol could provide an option for safe ... More »

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ipas Africa Alliance Brief: An Exploration of Health seeking behaviors regarding sexual and reproductive Health Care in Busia, Bungoma & Trans-Nzoia counties (Kenya)

In October 2012, Ipas in conjunction with Kenya’s Ministry of Health embarked on a community assessment in three counties in the nation’s western region: Busia, Bungoma and Tran-Nzoia. The aim of the assessment was to identify community ... More »

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Empowering women workers through youth-led education on reproductive health and safe abortion in Nepal

From 2011-2012, Ipas and our partners implemented a series of classes on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)—including information on safe abortion—for women who work at factories across Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. This report ... More »

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Situation analysis of MTP services: Jharkhand. February - May 2011

The situation analysis of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) services in Jharkhand is focused on exploring the current status of service provision at the district level. The study is ascertained with identifying districts where a ... More »

Friday, October 26, 2012

Evaluating the Ipas Behavior Change Communication Intervention in Bihar and Jharkhand, India

Evaluating the Ipas Behavior Change Communication Intervention in Bihar and Jharkhand, India More »

Friday, October 28, 2011

Community Voices: Strategies to address unsafe abortion

This booklet describes Ipas’s community work with vivid stories and narrative from Ipas staff and partners in the field—from Ethiopia to Mexico. More »

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ensuring women’s access to safe abortion: A key strategy for achieving Millennium Development Goals

Approved by world leaders in September 2000, the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are time-bound targets for ending poverty, improving health and promoting gender equality. This updated brochure examines the global abortion ... More »

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