Improving care for victims of gender-based violence

BENJAMIN PORTER

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.

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.

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.

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