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A diverse group of more than 100 U.S. and international organizations today sent a letter to the U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) urging that foreign assistance funding for abortion care be authorized immediat …

How is climate change affecting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls in Nepal? And what can be done to ensure they have leadership roles as climate change response plans are developed in local communities?

When people can safely get an abortion, it not only improves their own quality of life, but that of their families, communities and even countries. In a recent collaboration with partners at Rutgers University and London School of Economics, Ipas condu …

Cette boîte à outils est conçue pour aider les cliniciens, les gestionnaires d’établissements ou les gestionnaires de programmes au niveau du district ou au niveau national à initier l’utilisation du misoprostol comme traitement médical de l’avortement incomplet ou à intégrer le misoprostol dans les services de soins après avortement existants.

Este conjunto de herramientas está diseñado para ayudar a los médicos, administradores de instalaciones o administradores de programas a nivel distrital o nacional a iniciar el uso del misoprostol como tratamiento médico para el aborto incompleto o integrar el misoprostol en los servicios de atención postaborto existentes.

Safe, high quality abortion services are a critical component of reproductive health care. But what constitutes high quality abortion services? This study describes a process used to create a new, more concise measure of abortion care quality, and an approach to defining and selecting a set of indicators that can be applied in pharmacies, facilities, or with hotlines, and for clients of surgical or medical abortion services in all countries. Keywords: abortion, quality of care, measurement, user-centered design, stakeholder acceptance, Abortion Service Quality (ASQ)

The global ripple effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the constitutional right to abortion in the United States is being felt in Kenya. On July 5, just 10 days after the U.S. court’s reversal of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, …

Acting Director, Ipas Nepal Jagadishwor Ghimire leads Ipas’s work in Nepal. He has more than 16 years of experience in the public health sector and is deeply committed to improving the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls throug …

The Ipas Collaborative Fund aims to provide flexible funding to local organizations all contributing to our shared goal of reproductive justice. Each one of the organizations highlighted here were part of the Fund’s pilot year—and all, along with the people connected to them, are making an impact in their communities.

Mexico City, Mexico Erika Guevara Rosas is a human rights lawyer and well-known Latina feminist who currently serves as the Americas Director at Amnesty International. She has 25 years of experience in the fields of social and gender justice, human rig …

Ottawa, Canada Amany Alhadka is Director of Finance and Operations for the Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds. She previously worked for the Equality Fund in Canada; CARE International in Egypt, the United States and Canada; and the MEK Fo …

Johannesburg, South Africa Phinah Kodisang is the CEO of the Soul City Institute for Social Justice in South Africa. She is a feminist, gender, and human rights activist and serves on the Supervisory Board for Triggerize, a global nonprofit headquarter …

Research findings from Mozambique and Bangladesh Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, disrupting national economies and individual lives. Women and girls disproportionately bear the brunt of climate-related events and envir …

Faced with rising COVID cases and escalating armed conflicts between the military and ethnic armed organizations, many people in Myanmar have had to rely on ethnic health organizations rather than government-connected public facilities for their health …

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade officially denies millions of U.S. residents fundamental rights—to health care, to bodily autonomy, and to freedom.

A U.S. state legislator working to protect abortion access in her state is finding inspiration in Mexico’s abortion rights movement. Here’s our Q & A with Rep. Julie von Haefen of North Carolina:

There are more refugees and displaced people than ever before—more than 100 million according to current estimates. While it is often believed that abortion care is not a priority need in refugee camps and other humanitarian settings, a study from the …

COVID-19 regulations can limit both patients and health providers, curbing people’s ability to access short-term contraception—and making long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) much more desirable. That’s why Ipas Southern Africa Region’s LARC Pu …

Fleeing hardships and unrest, Venezuelans have been migrating to Bolivia in growing numbers. When they arrive, they face the basic challenges of migrants everywhere—including lack of access to sexual and reproductive health care. Ipas is addressing thi …

This eight-page brief outlines selected findings from a research project on the burden of abortion-related complications and their contributing factors in the Maternity of Castors in Bangui, Central African Republic. The study found a greater severity of abortion-related complications in this facility compared to African hospitals in stable settings and reinforces the need to recognize abortion as a serious health issue among fragile or crisis-affected populations.

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We work with partners around the world to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception.

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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.

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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.

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