Abortion Attitude Transformation: A values clarification toolkit for humanitarian audiences

Abortion by trained providers is a safe and common procedure, legal under at least one condition in nearly every country in the world. Yet women and girls living in humanitarian settings often cannot get this essential reproductive health service—even when it’s available to other women in a country hosting refugees.

That’s why Ipas produced this online toolkit specifically for fragile and conflict-affected settings, designed to give humanitarian audiences the chance to explore their values, attitudes and knowledge related to abortion—with the goal of helping close the service-delivery gap in abortion care in humanitarian settings.

This toolkit is designed to be a flexible resource that can serve training needs for a variety of audiences and settings. It is not a structured curriculum, but rather a collection of activities and materials that can be used individually or in combination, based on the timing and agenda of individual workshops as needed.

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In this toolkit


Values clarification for humanitarian audiences

Plan your training

Plan your training: An overview of toolkit materials, plus tips and resources for trainers

Sample agendas:

  • One-day agenda
  • Two-day agenda

PowerPoints for workshop flow:

  • One-day workshop slides
  • Two-day workshop slides

Worksheet: Calculate how many printed materials you need

Certificate of completion

Evaluate your impact

Workshop feedback form

Pre- and post-workshop evaluation

Instructional PowerPoints

Overview of unsafe abortion

Abortion care 101

Making the case for abortion in humanitarian settings


Reasons why

  • Facilitator guide
  • Participant handout: Questions

Cross the line

  • Facilitator guide

Thinking about my values

  • Facilitator guide
  • Participant worksheet

Why did she die?

  • Facilitator guide
  • Participant handout

Personal beliefs and professional responsibilities

  • Facilitator guide
  • Small-group facilitator handout
  • Participant handout

Four corners

  • Facilitators guide
  • Participant handout
  • Wall signs

Talking about abortion

  • Facilitator guide

The last abortion

  • Facilitator guide
  • Participant handout

Comfort continuum

  • Facilitator guide
  • Wall signs

Facilitating dialogue

  • Facilitator guide
  • Participant handout: Stories

Closing reflections

  • Facilitator guide
  • Participant worksheet
Year: 2018
Authors: Ipas
Languages: English