About Us

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

Ipas Sustainable Abortion Care

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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For advocates and decisionmakers

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Abortion VCAT resources

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Combatting gender-based violence is a massive challenge in Nigeria, where nearly one of every three women and girls aged 15-49 has experienced physical violence, including rape and other forms of sexual violence. Ipas has developed a crucial partnership with religious leaders that’s helping to change this.

With a grant from Ipas’s Collaborative Fund, Abdiah Lalaikipian’s organization was able to make meaningful change in northern Kenya’s pastoralist communities. The Collaborative Fund approach involves designing by dialogue. Through a participatory process, we enable communities and Civil Society Organizations to design projects that best address their issues.

Home 9 Search Results An abortion with pills involves the drug misoprostol. If you’re taking misoprostol, you’ll experience expected effects and possibly some side effects too. Here’s a quick guide on how to manage the possible side effects. You c …

Download File Search Results Teen pregnancy, child marriage and school dropout are intricately linked. Pregnant girls and those who marry early often drop out of school, limiting their future opportunities to be employed, generate income and reach thei …

Research from around the world shows that the ability to decide when and whether to have another child helps mothers take better care of themselves and the children they already have. Unsurprisingly, many women who get abortions are moms. For example, …

Ipas’s local partner, Onelife Initiative for Human Development, has helped Nigerian college students take control of their sexual and reproductive health through a program called “Campus Wey Sabi,” a title which loosely translates to “campus knows best.” Through measuring student knowledge, training local health-care vendors, and hosting on-campus sessions with students and health providers, the program achieved significant results in just four months.

The International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Coalition (ISRRC) celebrates the 30th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and the outcomes of its reviews and its transformative impact on the lives of women, adolescents, girls, and structurally excluded groups across all regions.

Climate change is exerting multifaceted pressures on comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care for women and girls, according to Ipas research in countries around the world. As global temperatures soar and extreme weather events intensify, access to essential services—including family planning, pregnancy care and abortion—becomes increasingly difficult.

Our research has shown that displacement, resource scarcity, and breakdowns in social order amidst environmental crises create fertile ground for exploitation and abuse, particularly affecting women and girls.

With damaged facilities, dwindling supplies, overwhelmed providers and sometimes even floods and fires literally blocking access to services, health systems impacted by climate change are unable to meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of their communities.

Indigenous communities, often located in fragile, remote ecosystems, bear the immediate brunt of climate change impacts. This worsens existing socio-economic disparities for Indigenous people and threatens their health, income and cultural practices.

In this report, we are proud to share some of the key impacts of our work in 2023. 

Access to safe and legal abortion and contraception improves the health of women and girls and represents a fundamental human right. The ability to decide if and when to become pregnant is a symbol of reproductive justice and gender equality. In the De …

We are deeply troubled by the staggering suffering and loss of life in Gaza and Israel. We stand with governments, UN agencies, feminist organizations, and social justice allies in calling for an immediate ceasefire and end to violence. We know that th …

The latest from Ipas Stories from around the Network Ipas in the News In Nigeria, Ipas’s innovative partnership with religious leaders aims to reduce gender-based violence Combatting gender-based violence is a massive challenge in Nigeria, where nearly …

Dr. Deeb Shrestha Dango, a dedicated OB-GYN and head of health systems and policy for Ipas Nepal, has stood at the forefront of this transformation. Navigating a shifting landscape of abortion rights and stigma, she has fought to expand abortion access in Nepal for over twenty years.

Piloted in Guatemala in 2023 and formally launched in Uganda in February 2024, Protego is a threat to existing international human rights frameworks.

Training mid-level providers to offer medical abortion services after 12 weeks of pregnancy independently of physicians is feasible—and results in comparable clinical outcomes.

The development of a nation is inextricably linked to its investment in the rights, education and health of young girls and women. Last Friday, the world celebrated International Women’s Rights Day under the theme of “’Invest in women: Accelerate progr …

This executive summary provides an overview of findings from a forthcoming 2024 report, Mission Creep: Expanding Attacks on Gender Threaten the United Nations. It provides key findings and recommendations as to how feminist activists, government representatives, and UN officials can prepare an intersectional human rights response that is cross-cutting, bold, and prepared to defend the universality of human rights.