Care for victims of gender-based violence


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.

Discussing the need for state-level protections for survivors of gender-based violence.

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

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One in three women worldwide experiences gender-based violence. In honor of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, here are 16 voices which highlight the importance of safe abortion access for survivors of gender-based violence.