Our updated brand reflects our commitment to global reproductive justice.
For almost 50 years, Ipas’s singular focus has been on expanding access to high-quality abortion care around the world. As the global movement for abortion rights has evolved to focus on abortion as a human rights and justice issue, not only a public health issue, so has Ipas.
We believe in justice, equity and shifting power
Reproductive justice is the human right to bodily autonomy—the right to control one’s own sexuality, gender, health, and reproduction, and to do so safely and with dignity. It is a framework created by Black and brown women in the United States and has tremendous value globally. Access to abortion and contraception are important components of reproductive justice.
Our brand update reflects that Ipas’s work is grounded in the belief that having the right to abortion isn’t enough—because people around the world face economic, cultural, religious and systemic barriers that prevent them from accessing their rights. Our comprehensive approach works across institutions and communities to center the needs of people who seek abortion care and to build sustainable ecosystems for abortion and contraception that ensure everyone has access.
Reproductive justice, put simply, is the right of every person to have basic autonomy over their body and sexuality. It centers the needs of Black and brown women and other often-marginalized groups but unites all people in the struggle for justice. Ipas is proud to be a trusted partner in this movement.”
Anu Kumar, Ipas President and CEO
We know the fight for equity and justice requires that we shift power away from those who have historically been in control of funding, programs and decisionmaking around reproductive health and rights. Our brand update reflects how Ipas is evolving our organization from a traditional NGO model to a global network with shared leadership that will put power in the hands of the people closest to our work and impact.
As we shift power internally, we’ll be more locally led and globally connected—making us stronger and better able to support our partners in expanding abortion access for all.”
María Antonieta Alcalde, Director, Ipas Central America and México
Same mission, same trusted resource for abortion access
Our vision and mission remain the same, and we’ll continue to offer technical expertise and diverse resources on expanding abortion access drawn from our decades of global experience.
Vision: We believe in a world where all people have the right and ability to determine their own sexuality and reproductive health.
Mission: Ipas builds resilient abortion and contraceptive ecosystems using a comprehensive approach across sectors, institutions, and communities.
The reproductive justice movement combines reproductive health, human rights, and social justice—all things to which Ipas has long been committed as we work to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion information and care whenever and wherever they need it.”
Jorge Matine, Director, Ipas Mozambique
New logo and tagline
Our brand update includes a new logo and tagline to better represent our commitment to reproductive justice.
Our new logo uses typography that is strong and clear, just as we are bold and unwavering in our mission to expand abortion access. Our new tagline conveys the value we place on interdependence and our role alongside others in creating sustainable abortion ecosystems and fighting for reproductive justice.
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White supremacy in global health