Improving care for survivors of gender-based violence

BENJAMIN PORTER

Gender-based violence puts women and girls at higher risk for unwanted pregnancy, and survivors require specially tailored care that includes access to emergency contraception and abortion.

Ipas works to improve care for women and girls who experience gender-based violence and to advocate for laws and policies that prevent such violence so that survivors can fully exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. We train health, law enforcement and judicial professionals on local laws and policies and on how to properly handle gender-based violence cases to ensure survivors are informed of their options and offered the best possible care.

New study looks at ways to support women and girls who have experienced GBV and are living in crisis settings

Women and girls who experience gender-based violence at the hands of their husbands or sexual partners often experience poor reproductive health and unintended pregnancy. This issue is heightened in humanitarian settings. An innovative study led by  Ipas Bangladesh in collaboration with the Center on Gender Equity and Health at the University of California, San Diego, has identified effective ways to provide support and strategies for women and girls experiencing these issues. 

Ending gender-based violence around the world

Staff from around the globe share what their teams are doing.

Expanding abortion access for sexual violence survivors in Indonesia

Consistent practices and strong partnerships between law enforcement, health systems and community services are critical to ensure violence survivors can exercise their right to abortion. That’s why Ipas Indonesia is working with hospitals and health workers, police and community-based organizations to expand abortion access for those that who need it.

In Nigeria, Jigawa State moves forward with protections against gender-based violence

About Us

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

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

For researchers and program implementors