Gender-based violence puts women and girls at higher risk for unwanted pregnancy, and victims 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 victims 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 victims are informed of their options and offered the best possible care.
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.