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Ipas 50th Anniversary brochure

By Karna Eugene Kone Communications Advisor, Ipas Francophone   Ipas Afrique Francophone and le Centre ODAS are proud to play a significant role alongside all the stakeholders of the safe abortion movement in Benin for the Beninese government to g …

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Research on abortion complications in crisis settings has been limited to date, but a multi-year study by Ipas and partners is filling that gap—with initial findings pointing to the need to prioritize programs improving postabortion, safe abortion and …

The Abortion-related Morbidity and Mortality in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (AMoCo) study is a multi-year research project to assess the magnitude and severity of abortion-related complications in hospitals located in fragile or conflict-affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria.

This evidence brief summarizes key findings from the qualitative component of the AMoCo study, which aims to describe the access to care and treatment of women and girls hospitalized in Castors Maternity Hospital in Bangui for potentially life-threatening and near-miss abortion complications such as severe haemorrhage, severe sepsis, and uterine and intra-abdominal perforation.

Through projects like a rap battle about gender-based violence, a sexual education game app, a short story contest and a podcast, Ipas Bolivia has been using creative storytelling and inventive methods of engagement to raise awareness of sexual and rep …

Home 9 Search Results What is values clarification?  Given the central role that values play in our lives, it is important to understand how values form and how they affect our decision-making and behavior. Values clarification (VC) is both a theo …

For almost two decades, Ipas has conducted workshops around the world to encourage health providers, policymakers, and others to reflect on their values and attitudes toward abortion and consider the consequences when abortion access is not available. …

Abortion VCAT Resources Ipas’s workshop facilitator guides and accompanying tools help abortion VCAT facilitators plan and carry out workshops for a variety of audiences and settings—and on a variety of topics related to abortion access. These resource …

In December of 2022, Ipas Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) won a ‘Mwasi Ya Bwanya’ trophy and diploma of merit for being the ‘Best NGO empowering women.’ The award acknowledges the impact of Ipas DRC in promoting sustainable sexual and reproductive h …

Pakistan Home 9 Search Results With a third of Pakistan underwater due to record flooding from the 2022 monsoon season, the United Nations Population Fund estimates that around 1.6 million women of reproductive age, including nearly 130,000 pregna …

Around the world, recognition is growing that climate justice and reproductive justice are inextricably linked—and that effective solutions to the climate crisis require a focus on women’s rights and needs. Yet philanthropic support is lagging: Only 0.01% of global funding goes to projects that tackle both climate and women’s rights.

The Inter-American Court on Human Rights, the highest judicial human rights body in Latin America, is expected to issue a ruling by the end of the year in an historic case involving El Salvador’s total ban on abortion. The case centers around Beatriz, …

With the fall of Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion activists in the United States have now set their sights on outlawing abortion with pills—and for the moment, their legal battle to prevent the use of mifepristone, one of two key abortion medications, has ma …

Statement on U.S. District Court decision in Texas mifepristone case from Ipas President and CEO Anu Kumar

Malgré l’impact positif avéré de l’éducation sexuelle complète sur la santé et les droits sexuels et reproductifs (SDSR) des adolescents, il existe un mouvement croissant d’opposition aux programmes scolaires fondés sur des motifs moraux ou religieux. Au cours de la dernière décennie, avec l’intégration croissante de l’éducation sexuelle complète (ECS), les principaux acteurs internationaux anti-droits basés principalement aux États-Unis ont mobilisé des activistes des pays du Sud, en particulier d’Afrique et d’Amérique latine, pour plaider dans les espaces des Nations Unies (ONU) contre les droits des femmes et des jeunes à l’information et aux services de SDSR.

A pesar del impacto positivo comprobado de la educación sexual integral en la salud y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos (SDSR) de los adolescentes, existe un movimiento creciente que se opone a los planes de estudio basados en motivos morales o religiosos. Durante la última década, con un aumento en la incorporación de la educación sexual integral (CSE), las principales partes interesadas internacionales contra los derechos con sede principalmente en los Estados Unidos han estado movilizando a activistas del Sur Global, particularmente de África y América Latina, para abogar en los espacios de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) contra los derechos de las mujeres y los jóvenes a la información y los servicios de SDSR.

Pesquisas e evidências mostram que as mulheres podem se auto-administrar, com segurança e eficácia, o aborto medicamentoso, também chamado de aborto com pílulas, quando têm informações precisas. O autocuidado de aborto (ASC) é o aborto com pílulas sem a necessidade de uma receita médica. Com ASC, a mulher administra sozinha o máximo possível do processo como bem quiser, com ou sem o envolvimento de um profissional de saúde.

Les recherches et les données montrent qu’il est possible de gérer un avortement médicamenteux, également appelé avortement par comprimés, en autonomie de manière sûre et efficace lorsque des informations précises sont à disposition. L’autogestion de l’avortement (AGA) consiste à avorter avec des comprimés sans ordonnance. Avec l’AGA, la personne enceinte gère elle-même une grande partie du processus, avec ou sans l’intervention d’un prestataire de santé.

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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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