Ipas works globally to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception.
All people have the right to make fundamental decisions about their own bodies and health. That’s why we work with partners across Africa, Asia and the Americas to ensure that reproductive health services, including abortion and contraception, are available and accessible to all.
A comprehensive approach
Guaranteeing the right to abortion isn’t enough. We know that economic, cultural, religious, and systemic barriers prevent many people from accessing abortion care even where it’s legal and available.
Our solution: We work across institutions and communities to build sustainable abortion ecosystems. In such an ecosystem, people have the information they need to make decisions about reproductive health, there’s community and health-system support for human rights and abortion access, and laws and policies support full bodily autonomy.
Our impact in 2022
We helped health systems expand abortion access
access points supported for self-managed abortion with pills
health workers trained
At Ipas-supported health facilities:
people received abortion services
people received contraception
We built political support and leadership for abortion rights
policy changes to expand abortion access in 15 countries
public statements and commitments in support of abortion access in 18 countries
We reached millions with information on reproductive health
In Bangladesh, Ipas-trained community health workers and religious leaders reached 14,989 individuals with information on family planning, including abortion.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ipas-supported community groups ran online “Let’s Talk Abortion” campaigns that reached 116,306 people.
In Bolivia, a program to dismantle toxic masculinity and its harms on reproductive health, including abortion access, trained 1,564 people.