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

Archives: Leaders

John Stanback, PhD, is retired from his position as Senior Scientist at FHI360 and is an ardent supporter of abortion rights locally and globally …

Hubert Graves came out of retirement in 2022 and 2023 to serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer/Advisor for Ipas for several months.

Ayesha Salma leads Ipas’s work in Pakistan. She has nearly two decades of experience in international development and humanitarian programming in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and the UK. Before joining Ipas, she held a senior management role at Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and also served as a Country Director for CARE International in Pakistan. She has worked in regional management positions in CARE’s Middle East & North Africa and Asia Regional Management Units. Prior to that, she worked at CARE International in UK. She is also a published author in women’s rights issues. She is passionate about gender and reproductive health justice.

Southern Regional Program Manager TBD

Finance Manager, Africa Southern Region TBD

Lucy Chan has more than 30 years of experience working in international development in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands Lilianne Ploumen is a Dutch feminist activist, currently serving as senior advisor at Bureau Clara Wichmann, advancing women’s rights through strategic litigation and access to justice. She was a member of the Parliament of t …

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Sergia Galván Ortega is an educator specializing in women’s studies and human rights in the Dominican Republic. She has been a leader of the feminist movement in Latin America and the Caribbean for more than 40 years. …

Director, Ipas Nepal Jagadishwor Ghimire leads Ipas’s work in Nepal. He has more than 16 years of experience in the public health sector and is deeply committed to improving the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls through enhan …

Mexico City, Mexico Erika Guevara Rosas is a human rights lawyer and well-known Latina feminist who currently serves as the Americas Director at Amnesty International. She has 25 years of experience in the fields of social and gender justice, human rig …

Ottawa, Canada Amany Alhadka is Director of Finance and Operations for the Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds. She previously worked for the Equality Fund in Canada; CARE International in Egypt, the United States and Canada; and the MEK Fo …

Johannesburg, South Africa Phinah Kodisang is the CEO of the Soul City Institute for Social Justice in South Africa. She is a feminist, gender, and human rights activist and serves on the Supervisory Board for Triggerize, a global nonprofit headquarter …

Dr. Bilguissou Balde leads Ipas’s work in Francophone Africa. She is a public health and international development professional with more than 10 years of experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights programming, women’s empowerment, humanitarian emergencies and other issues.

Petronella Ntambo Sebele leads Ipas’s work in Zambia, South Africa and Malawi. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the development sector in East and Southern Africa, with extensive experience in advocacy for the promotion of child rights.

Dr. Demeke Desta is the interim country director of Ipas Ethiopia. He joined Ipas more than 13 years ago, most recently serving as national program manager in Ethiopia.

Dr. Jean-Claude Mulunda leads Ipas’s work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is a highly experienced trainer and outspoken advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Dr. Angela Akol leads the work of the Ipas Africa Alliance. She has nearly two decades of experience and expertise in family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS/STI prevention.

Director, Ipas Nigeria Health Foundation Lucky Palmer has more than a decade of experience as a senior-level leader and program manager in public health and social development, including programs promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights. He …

Director, Ipas Mozambique Jorge Matine leads Ipas’s work in Mozambique. He has a wealth of experience in the fields of research and sexual and reproductive health. Prior to joining Ipas, he served as the sexual and reproductive health director at Pathf …