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

  • Introduction: 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




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