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The Ipas Impact Network 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.

We work for a more just world—and we work in a way that upholds our values.

We are a locally led, globally connected network, and we pay attention to equity, power and accountability in all aspects of how we work.

Learn about how we practice shared leadership.

‘Beyond Borders’ gives U.S. state lawmakers a global human rights perspective on abortion

In the nearly two years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion in the United States, the abortion landscape has become fragmented and increasingly polarized. In more than half of the 50 U.S. states, abortion is now completely banned, heavily restricted or under legal threat.

Entashata: A small organization leaving giant footprints in Kenyan communities

Entashata strives to bridge gaps in education, women’s rights, and reproductive health in his community in Loita. The organization’s commitment to education resulted in an annual campaign to enroll boys and girls in schools, boasting over 50 girls supported completing their secondary education.

Local groups in Nigeria lead the way for inclusive abortion care

In Nigeria, getting a safe abortion is already an uphill battle. But for women with disabilities, it can be nearly impossible. With support from the Ipas Collaborative Fund, the locally based SAIF Advocacy Foundation is paving the way to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, can access the quality abortion care they have a right to.

Battling child marriage: Testimony from Ipas spurs government commitment in Bolivia

In response to Ipas Bolivia’s testimony at an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) hearing, Bolivian government officials have committed to take action to address the child marriage crisis for girls in Bolivia.

8 ways Ipas will make a difference in 2024

The year 2023 will go down in history as difficult for humanity. Yet Ipas teams around the world persevered, landing important victories for abortion access and expanding reproductive justice in partnership with activists, health workers, educators, community leaders and more.

Reproductive health is suffering after Nepal’s recent earthquake. Ipas is bringing solutions.

In the wake of a destructive 6.4 magnitude earthquake in western Nepal in November, pregnant women and new mothers are struggling for survival without proper shelter and health care. Knowing that essential reproductive health care is often impossible to access in crisis settings, Ipas Nepal is rolling out a multifaceted response.

50 years of the Helms Amendment

December 17 marked five decades of the Helms Amendment, which restricts the use of U.S. foreign assistance for abortion “as a method of family planning.” But in practice, the policy has been implemented as a complete ban on abortion, even in countries where it’s legal.

16 organizations awarded Ipas Collaborative Fund grants for 2024

Ipas is proud to continue supporting community-based efforts to advance reproductive justice with the unveiling of 16 new recipients of the Ipas Collaborative Fund for 2024.

Our impact in 2023

We helped health systems expand abortion access

access points supported by Ipas

At Ipas-supported health facilities:

people received abortion services across 25 countries

people received contraception

About Us

We work with partners around the world to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception.

Ipas Sustainable Abortion Care

Our Work

The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

Where We Work

The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

Resources

Our materials are designed to help reproductive health advocates and professionals expand access to high-quality abortion care.

For health professionals

For advocates and decisionmakers

Training
resources

For humanitarian settings

Abortion VCAT resources

For researchers and program implementors