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

Ipas Sustainable 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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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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Topic: Advocacy
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March 1, 2024

In a landmark development for the Eastern and Southern African region, parliamentarians from diverse backgrounds and countries have united under the banner of the Eastern and Southern Africa Parliamentary Caucus on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (ESAParc).

March 28, 2023

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.

March 28, 2023

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.

March 2, 2023

Despite comprehensive sexuality education’s proven positive impact on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents, there is a growing movement opposed to the curricula based on moral or religious grounds.

November 15, 2022

La Conferencia de Acción Política Conservadora (CPAC), con sede en Estados Unidos, un evento conocido como nexo para el activismo de derecha, realizará su primer foro en México.

November 8, 2022

The U.S.-based Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an event well known as a nexus for right-wing activism, is holding its first forum in Mexico. This brief—written for both opposition researchers and anyone interested in the global anti-rights movement—provides an overview of CPAC’s background and international expansion, with a focus on how CPAC is collaborating with far-right actors in Mexico to advance its Christian nationalist agenda.

October 26, 2022

We need more Americans to speak up about abortion—and to support the advocates, organizations, and decisionmakers working to protect and expand abortion access. That’s why Ipas worked with Eden Stanley, an audience-centered firm, to conduct broad public opinion research. Our findings reveal three priority demographic groups most likely to support organizations and political candidates championing abortion rights. Based on the values and beliefs of these groups, we’ve identified key messaging takeaways. In this brief, we share data and takeaways most relevant for U.S. advocates.

September 26, 2022

Anti-rights groups and movements are expanding their work into new and seemingly unlikely spaces to impose regressive, fundamentalist Christian views on human rights, family, gender, and sexuality. This briefing paper outlines the activities of three anti-rights groups based in the Global North leading a transnational attack on an economic agreement between the European Union (EU) and its country partners in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) – known as the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement (the Agreement). Christian Council International, Family Watch International, and the Political Network for Values are taking issue with EU efforts to include protective language on human rights, and specifically sexual and reproductive health and rights within the Agreement. While it is unlikely that they will succeed in altogether derailing the Agreement renewal process, the investment of attention, time, and money warrants closer inspection by human rights activists and the media, as well as EU and ACP negotiators, parliamentarians, and other stakeholders. 

September 22, 2022

Esta guía de facilitación complementa a Los cimientos del cambio: guía paso a paso sobre el advocacy para ampliar el acceso a los servicios de aborto seguro, publicada por Ipas en 2018.

June 13, 2022

Este recurso está destinado a apoyar a promotores que trabajan para lograr acceso universal a servicios de atención integral al aborto, centrada en la persona, así como un entorno propicio para que las personas puedan ejercer su salud y derechos sexuales y reproductivos.

June 13, 2022

Cette ressource est destinée à soutenir les personnes qui plaident pour la concrétisation de l’accès universel à des soins d’avortement complets et centrés sur la personne, et à la mise en place d’un environnement propice à l’exercice de la santé et des droits sexuels et reproductifs.

May 23, 2022

This resource is intended to support advocates who are working to achieve universal access to comprehensive, person-centered abortion care and an enabling environment for people to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

December 13, 2021

Expandindo o apoio político para acesso e direitos ao aborto: Lições globais para defensores

December 6, 2021

Advocating for abortion access is unlike advocacy on any other global health-care issue. This publication shares insights and lessons learned by Ipas staff and our partners around the world through decades of advocacy work to expand abortion access. The content outlines key obstacles and opportunities that advocates encounter, plus strategies for overcoming common challenges.

August 27, 2021

Este guia de facilitação é um complemento para Raízes da mudança: um guia de advocaci_a passo a passo para expandir o acesso a o aborto seguro, publicado pelo Ipas em 2018.

March 31, 2021

Advocating for abortion access is unlike advocacy on any other global health-care issue. This publication shares insights and lessons learned by Ipas staff and our partners around the world through decades of advocacy work to expand abortion access. The content outlines key obstacles and opportunities that advocates encounter, plus strategies for overcoming common challenges.

Ipas 2020 Impact Report
March 3, 2021

We believe in a world where every person can determine their own future. In our 2020 Impact Report, learn about Ipas’s global results and our vital work to protect and expand abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Focus on Nepal: The Harmful Impact of the Helms Amendment on People Seeking Abortion Care
September 17, 2020

The Helms amendment is a law barring U.S. foreign assistance from being used for abortion services. This fact sheet describes the negative impact of the Helms amendment in Nepal. The country liberalized its abortion law in 2002 and the right to safe motherhood and reproductive health was guaranteed by the 2015 Constitution. In 2018 the Right to Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Act further ensured that women and girls in Nepal have the right to access safe, legal abortion free of charge at public health facilities. Yet due in great part to U.S. funding restrictions like the Helms Amendment, Nepal’s reproductive health care provision is fragmented and needlessly inefficient, putting the most burden on women and girls seeking abortion care.

September 9, 2020

If your organization receives global health assistance (monetary and non-monetary) from the U.S. government, there may be certain types of abortion-related work that you cannot perform—and these restrictions can even limit work funded from sources other than the U.S. government.

September 8, 2020

This guide is intended for advocates interested in supporting expanded access to safe abortion care in their countries. It will help you and your colleagues develop a strategy that considers the unique considerations for abortion-related advocacy. It is intended that you will work through the guide with a small group of stakeholders who are committed to working together on expanded access to safe abortion care.

September 7, 2020

This resource is an excerpt from Ipas’s Roots of Change: a step-by-step advocacy guide for expanding access to safe abortion. The purpose of this section is to provide you with the key considerations and practical resources necessary to ensure a sustainable and well-functioning coalition for your advocacy work.

September 6, 2020

This two-page fact sheet is adapted from a 2013 Ipas report investigating the impact of criminal abortion laws on women, their families and health-care providers in three South American countries—Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. 

September 4, 2020

This fact sheet highlights the disproportionately high impact of criminal abortion laws on young women. In places where abortion is a crime, women who are young, poor, uneducated and facing an unwanted pregnancy are at greater risk of resorting to illegal and unsafe abortions, and consequently being investigated, arrested and prosecuted.

September 3, 2020

An overview of progressive abortion policy changes and trends in Africa, primarily between 2010-2016. It outlines strategies in regional policy work by Ipas and partners and points to examples of positive policy change, such as national law reform, updated standards and guidelines, commitments by policymakers, and the integration of safe abortion into regional strategies and actions plans on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

September 2, 2020

This guide is a resource for advocates, trainers, project managers and technical advisors who design programs and workshops to engage police on abortion issues. Drawing on the work of Ipas and other organizations, it offers practical strategies for partnering with police to address stigmatized issues and promote public health, with a specific focus on abortion. It can be used both in settings where abortion is legal and accessible and in settings where it is highly restricted.

September 1, 2020

The longstanding provider-patient confidentiality relationship is quietly eroding as an alarming number of medical staff across Latin America are reporting women and girls to the police for having abortions. Many countries now require, protect or encourage medical providers to breach their confidentiality duties when they treat women seeking postabortion care. This publication covers the three main ways health-care providers are compelled to breach confidentiality, based on the varying Latin American laws governing provider obligations on the issue of abortion. It also details how such laws impact both providers and women, and lists the many international bodies, declarations, consensus documents, etc. that establish standards for protecting patient confidentiality. Finally, the publication provides recommendations for international human rights bodies, governments and health-care professionals to protect women’s right to confidentiality as well as providers’ ethical obligation to uphold that right.

August 31, 2020

For women who want to end their pregnancies, laws that allow only medical doctors to provide abortion are real barriers. Abortion can safely be provided by nurses, midwives, paramedical personnel and other midlevel providers. Women who have correct information can take pills to end a pregnancy safely outside a health facility. However, many abortion laws require the involvement of one or more medical doctors. These laws criminalize women and other health professionals who end pregnancies safely without a doctor. Under doctor-only laws, health systems—particularly in the global south—cannot train enough abortion providers to make abortion accessible to all women. Doctor-only laws discriminate against women who belong to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups and who are least likely to have access to medical doctors. Lawmakers need not designate who can provide abortion in the law. Documents such as national health standards and guidelines are better suited to clarify who are authorized providers. This publication explains how Standards and Guidelines, enacted by the Ministry of Health and ideally updated every few years, can reflect the latest scientific evidence in abortion care.

August 30, 2020

The United States, as the world’s foreign assistance leader, must play a key role in safeguarding a comprehensive and integrated approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights for young women. This fact sheet outlines policy challenges that deny young women their sexual and reproductive rights and puts forth policy actions the U.S. government should take: expand family planning funding, repeal the damaging Helms Amendment, permanently repeal the Mexico City Policy (also called the Global Gag Rule), and continue to work toward a progressive sexual and reproductive health agenda in platforms like the International Conference on Population and Development and the United Nations.

August 28, 2020

This publication provides evidence and explanation for why Ipas urges governments and policymakers to ensure that all young women—including survivors of sexual violence—have access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care, including safe abortion services.

August 27, 2020

This toolkit is designed to help reproductive rights advocates participate in national constitutional reform processes. It looks at the potential consequences of constitutional protection of life at conception and outlines ways reproductive rights advocates can influence the constitutional reform process. It also may be useful for advocates facing constitutional amendments or engaging in litigation.

August 25, 2020

In Latin America, government responses to the Zika virus have been weak, disregarding the best interests of pregnant women and those who may become pregnant. This brief outlines Ipas’s stance on governments’ responses to the Zika crisis and women’s sexual and reproductive health needs. The brief also lists measures states can take to protect women’s health and rights during the Zika outbreak.

July 22, 2020

Organized in four parts, this training manual aims to foster an advocacy perspective in health-care providers who are involved in delivering abortion and/or postabortion care. The manual will help providers recognize their personal power as advocates and identify different circumstances and means to advocate for comprehensive abortion care to the full limits of the law.

July 14, 2020

Cette boîte à outil est destinée aux défenseurs de l’avortement qui veulent soutenir l’intégration de l’avortement aux programmes d’éducation complète à la sexualité (ECS). Y sont traitées les principaux points à prendre en considération lorsqu’on souhaite défendre l’ECS et des outils sont proposés qui permettent d’aider les défenseurs à développer une stratégie et un plan d’activités adaptés à leur contexte national.

June 23, 2020

This guide is intended for advocates interested in supporting expanded access to safe abortion care in their countries. It will help you and your colleagues develop a strategy that considers the unique considerations for abortion-related advocacy. It is intended that you will work through the guide with a small group of stakeholders who are committed to working together on expanded access to safe abortion care. While it is a primer for those who may be new to abortion advocacy, it is also a helpful resource for experienced advocates.

La historia completa: Incidiendo por educación integral en sexualidad que incluya contenido sobre el aborto
June 23, 2020

Este juego de herramientas está dirigido a personas interesadas en abogar por integrar contenido sobre el aborto en los programas de educación integral en sexualidad (EIS). Aborda las consideraciones clave para abogar por la EIS, y ofrece herramientas para ayudar a esas personas a formular una estrategia y planificar actividades que respondan a su contexto nacional.

June 23, 2020

This toolkit is intended for advocates interested in supporting the integration of abortion into comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programs. It covers key considerations for undertaking advocacy for CSE, plus tools to support advocates in developing a strategy and planning activities that respond to their national context.

Coronavirus Disinformation to Defund WHO
June 23, 2020

This fact sheet summarizes the work and scope of the World Health Organization (WHO); details efforts by the Trump administration and anti-rights allies to defund the agency prior to the coronavirus outbreak; and provides recommendations for the U.S. Congress to protect the work of the agency and other international organizations.

June 23, 2020

Ce guide de facilitation accompagne La base du changement : Un guide par étape sur le plaidoyer pour l’accès à l’avortement sécurisé qu’Ipas a publié en 2018. Le guide sur le plaidoyer, La base du changement, a été élaboré pour apporter de l’aide aux défenseurs nationaux qui souhaitent s’impliquer directement dans le plaidoyer en faveur d’un accès plus étendu aux soins d’avortement sécurisé dans leur pays.

June 23, 2020

Ce guide a été conçu à l’usage des activistes qui souhaitent agir et défendre l’extension de l’accès aux soins d’avortement sécurisé dans leur pays. Il vous aidera, vous et vos collègues, à développer une stratégie s’appuyant sur les considérations uniques du plaidoyer en faveur de l’avortement. Il est conseillé de suivre pas à pas les étapes du guide avec un groupe restreint de parties prenantes déterminées à travailler ensemble pour étendre l’accès aux soins d’avortement sécurisé. Même s’il s’agit d’une introduction destinée à ceux qui débutent comme défenseurs de l’avortement, ce guide est également une source d’informations et de références utiles pour les activistes qui ont davantage d’expérience.

June 23, 2020

Esta guía está dirigida a promotores interesados en apoyar mayor acceso a los servicios de aborto seguro en su país. Les ayudará a usted y a sus colegas a formular una estrategia que tenga en cuenta las consideraciones únicas para actividades de promoción y defensa (advocacy) relacionadas con el aborto. Se recomienda que utilice esta guía en colaboración con un pequeño grupo de partes interesadas comprometidas a trabajar de manera conjunta para ampliar el acceso a los servicios de aborto seguro. Aunque esta guía es una introducción dirigida a las personas que están comenzando su trabajo de advocacy por el aborto, también es un recurso útil para promotores con experiencia.

June 23, 2020

Este guia destina-se a defensores interessados em apoiar a expansão do acesso a serviços de aborto seguro nos seus países e ajudará você e seus colegas a desenvolverem uma estratégia que toma em conta as considerações exclusivas para a defesa de direitos relacionados ao aborto. Pretende-se que você trabalhe com este guia juntamente com um pequeno grupo de intervenientes que estão comprometidos em trabalhar em conjunto na expansão do acesso a serviços de aborto seguro.

Embora este guia seja uma cartilha para aqueles que podem ser novos na defesa do aborto, também é um recurso útil para defensores mais experientes.

Getting Your Voice Heard Tips For Spokespeople
June 23, 2020

A spokesperson is the face of an organization and represents the organization when addressing an audience or speaking to the press. The topic of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is sometimes sensitive or controversial, making the job of a spokesperson for an SRHR-focused organization very important. This tool is designed to help spokespeople excel at their jobs and craft messages that effectively reach their intended audiences.

Creating Fair And Balanced Stories Tips For Journalists
June 23, 2020

This guide was designed to help reporters understand the issues surrounding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including the right to safe abortion, so they can report on SRHR issues in an accurate, fair and balanced manner. Although the guide specifically targets print and online journalists, all journalists—including those who work in TV and radio—can benefit from the information provided. The guide can also be used by organizations and coalitions as a guide to training reporters on SRHR issues.

June 23, 2020

This manual serves as a quick reference guide for pro-choice advocates. The guide offers factual evidence debunking ten widely disseminated abortion myths, and provides supporting background information and resources. We hope this guide will help reproductive rights activists to confidently respond to challenges to our work and to continue advocating for abortion based on clear, scientific and unbiased data.

June 23, 2020

Este manual sirve como guía de referencia rápida para promotores del derecho a decidir. La guía ofrece evidencia factual, que desacredita diez mitos sobre el aborto ampliamente difundidos, y proporciona antecedentes y recursos suplementarios. Esperamos que esta guía ayude a activistas defensores de los derechos reproductivos a responder con confianza a los retos en nuestro trabajo y a continuar abogando por el derecho al aborto basándose en datos científicos claros e imparciales.

June 23, 2020

The shortage of trained providers and lack of facilities offering safe abortion services are two of the key contributors to unsafe abortion in India. Unfortunately, the one policy action that could address this acute public health crisis is yet to be taken – making the necessary legal and policy changes to permit nurses and non-allopathic doctors to offer early abortion services, after suitable training.

June 23, 2020

While the courts deliver pro-women judgements around abortions, parliament has delayed passing much-needed amendments to the MTP Act.

June 23, 2020

The pregnancy of a 10-year-old presents a complex and unprecedented situation but laws sensitive to the needs of the women and girls involved could make a world of a difference.

June 23, 2020

La campaña Vai pensando aí de Ipas Brasil cuestiona las opiniones del público sobre la ley del aborto restrictiva en Brasil.

June 23, 2020

No Brasil, o abortamento é muito restringido, permitido apenas em casos de estupro ou para salvar a vida ou a saúde da mãe. As mulheres que desrespeitam a lei podem ser encarceradas por até tres anos. Ainda assim, a cada ano mais de um milhão de mulheres correm este risco; mais de 200 morrem e quase 250.000 são hospitalizadas com complicações. É justo? Vai pensando ai.

Gender Biased Sex Selection Safe Abortion
June 23, 2020

This is an advocacy tool for implementing authorities, service providers and NGOs on safe abortion and sex selection.

Unsafe Abortion High Cost Sierra Leone
June 23, 2020

This fact sheet describes the impact of unsafe abortion in Sierra Leone as evidenced by three studies.

Salud Sexual y Reproductiva Adolescentes de Comunidades Rurales e Indigenas
June 23, 2020

This is a fact sheet with statistical information on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in the Mexican state of Guerrero. It is meant to provide relevant information on sexual and reproductive health indicators to health and policy makers as well as recommendation for improving sexual and reproductive health services and access.

A Better Place for Women Nepal
June 23, 2020

This publication highlights the work in Nepal since legal reform a decade ago and puts a spotlight on the key ingredients for successful scale-up of abortion care, including partnerships with government and NGOs and integration of abortion within the country’s Safe Motherhood program.

June 23, 2020

The February 2016 WHO declaration that congenital Zika virus syndrome constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern reacted to the outbreak of the syndrome in Brazil. But the government’s urging to contain the syndrome, which is associated with microcephaly among newborns, is confounded by lack of reproductive health services. Women with low incomes in particular have little access to such health services. The emergency also illuminates the harm of restrictive abortion legislation, and the potential violation of human rights regarding women’s health. Proposed suggestions for remedying the widespread health-care inequities in Brazil are instructive for other countries where congenital Zika virus syndrome is prevalent.

June 23, 2020

Abortion has been legal in Nepal since 2002, and post-abortion care has been successfully integrated into hospitals. But that does not mean that women can easily obtain safe abortion services. The barriers are many, and women are often stigmatized for the decision to end a pregnancy.

June 23, 2020

Beatriz, a 22-year-old Salvadoran mother with lupus and kidney failure, is pregnant with an anencephalic fetus but continues to be denied a therapeutic abortion by the restrictive law in her country.

June 23, 2020

La articulación entre el enfoque de Derechos Humanos (DH) y la muerte materna como una violación fundamental a los derechos básicos de las mujeres, es un enfoque reciente, innovador y con un gran potencial para promover, defender y garantizar la salud materna y los derechos reproductivos de todas las mujeres en México.

June 23, 2020

The nation’s top court is scheduled to meet Monday to review a constitutional challenge to the country’s abortion laws and to other policies that impede women’s access to a full range of human rights. A positive decision would mean that for the first time in 41 years, Bolivian women meeting certain conditions for an abortion would be free from criminal sanctions.

June 23, 2020

Where abortion is illegal, women suffer. Before 2002 when abortion was illegal in Nepal, women were imprisoned, half of all hospital admissions were due to complications from clandestine abortions, and hundreds of women died each year.

June 23, 2020

This publication provides an overview of the neglected sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of migrant, refugee and displaced women.

Report on Expanding the Provider Base Workshop
June 23, 2020

A report on the Expanding the Provider Base Workshop hosted by Ipas in 2013. The workshop brought together delegates from nine countries in Africa, Asia and North America and facilitated the sharing of resources and strategies related to expanding the role of non-physician providers in abortion-related care. It details discussion of key topics at the workshop, including the need for and evidence behind expanding cadres of CAC/PAC providers.

Support HR 3206
June 23, 2020

Support H.R. 3206: The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2013, which would ensure access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care that includes safe abortion.

US Abortion Restrictions Harm Women Home Abroad
June 23, 2020

The Hyde and Helms Amendments restrict federal funding for legal abortion care here and abroad and unfairly penalize women for being poor. This is a fact sheet comparing these U.S. policies on abortion.

El Impacto en Las Mujeres Jovenes
June 23, 2020

Esta ficha informativa destaca el impacto desproporcionadamente alto que tienen las leyes que penalizan el aborto en las mujeres jóvenes. En lugares donde el aborto es un crimen, las mujeres que son jóvenes, pobres, con bajo nivel de escolaridad y que enfrentan un embarazo no deseado corren mayor riesgo de recurrir a abortos inseguros e ilegales y, por consiguiente, de ser investigadas, arrestadas y enjuiciadas.

Protecting Womens Access to Safe Abortion Care
June 23, 2020

This resource is primarily intended to help legal and policy advocates utilize the concept of privacy to support providers in guaranteeing women’s right to confidential abortion care. Health-care professionals may also find the resource provides useful guidelines on protecting patient privacy. Included is a review of providers’ ethical obligations to maintain confidentiality, a review of human rights protections related to privacy in health care, and an analysis of how confidentiality is treated in different national laws. This resource will also show that requiring providers to report women suspected of obtaining unlawful abortions violates protections of privacy and confidentiality under international human rights law.

Cuando El Aborto Es Un Crim en LAC
June 23, 2020

Este informe analiza los hallazgos de una investigación de Ipas de la aplicación de leyes que penalizan el aborto en tres países sudamericanos –Bolivia, Brasil y Argentina— y es el primero en una serie de informes de Ipas sobre el impacto de la penalización del aborto en países alrededor del mundo. Documenta casos de cientos de mujeres y profesionales de la salud que han sido arrestados, acusados, detenidos y a veces encarcelados por violar las leyes referentes al aborto. Hace un llamado a los gobiernos con leyes restrictivas de aborto a que eliminen el aborto de los códigos penales y lo traten como cualquier otro servicio de salud.

When abortion is a crime: Rwanda.
June 23, 2020

This two-page fact sheet is drawn from a report by Ipas and the Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights and Development on the legal and human rights impact of Rwanda’s 2012 abortion law. The report found that Rwandan police unjustly harass, arrest, prosecute and imprison hundreds of women and girls on abortion or infanticide-related charges each year and calls on the Rwandan government to take steps to address this ongoing human rights violation.

Mi Honor Mi Cuerpo Mi Salud
June 23, 2020

En este librito se describe el trabajo de Ipas con la juventud para promover sus derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Con hechos y explicaciones concisas —más historias de Nepal, Sudáfrica y Ecuador—el librito destaca los retos que enfrentan las personas jóvenes y las oportunidades que tienen para ser líderes y trabajar con personas adultas para diseñar políticas y servicios de salud que sean adecuados para la juventud.

Mi Honor Mi Cuerpo Mi Salud
June 23, 2020

En este librito se describe el trabajo de Ipas con la juventud para promover sus derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Con hechos y explicaciones concisas —más historias de Nepal, Sudáfrica y Ecuador—el librito destaca los retos que enfrentan las personas jóvenes y las oportunidades que tienen para ser líderes y trabajar con personas adultas para diseñar políticas y servicios de salud que sean adecuados para la juventud.

My Honor My Body My Health
June 23, 2020

This booklet describes Ipas’s work with youth to promote their sexual and reproductive health and rights. With facts and concise explanations—plus illustrative stories from Nepal, South Africa and Ecuador—the booklet highlights the challenges young people face and the opportunities for them to become leaders and work with adults to design policies and health services that are youth appropriate.

When Abortion Is A Crime
June 23, 2020

This report analyzes the findings of an Ipas investigation into the enforcement of laws criminalizing abortion in three South American countries—Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina—and is the first in a series of Ipas reports on criminal abortion laws in countries around the world. It documents accounts of hundreds of women and health-care providers who have been arrested, charged, detained and sometimes imprisoned for violating abortion-related laws. It calls on governments with restrictive abortion laws to remove abortion from criminal or penal codes and treat it as any other health-care service.

Annual Report 2014
June 23, 2020

Ipas’s mission to reduce deaths and injuries from unsafe abortion and to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights is comprehensive. This report provides a snapshot of the breadth of Ipas efforts, highlighting fiscal year 2014 (July 2013-June 2014) results.

Consensode Montevideo
June 23, 2020

El Consenso de Montevideo sobre Población y Desarrollo es un acuerdo regional adoptado para los gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe en la Primera reunión de la Conferencia Regional sobre Población y Desarrollo, celebrada en el año 2013. El Consenso de Montevideo es el mapa acordado para la futura ejecución del Programa de Acción de la Conferencia Internacional sobre la Población y el Desarrollo (CIPD) en América Latina. Este informe revisa los aspectos clave del consenso que son útiles para promotoras y promotores de la salud y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos.

Ipas Global Impact
June 23, 2020

This four-page fact sheet describes the positive impact of Ipas’s global work to enhance women’s reproductive rights and their ability to prevent unintended pregnancy and to obtain safe abortion care. It outlines Ipas’s recent achievements in the following areas: training and support to health systems; partnering with community-based organizations, ministries of health and other health organizations; advocating for the liberalization of abortion laws and improved abortion policies; and conducting policy- and program-relevant research on abortion.

US Funding for Abortion
June 23, 2020

This report, produced by Ipas and Ibis Reproductive Health, is the first inclusive report on how the Helms and Hyde Amendments harm access to abortion. It highlights the ways in which the Amendments violate human rights, impose barriers on access to safe abortion for women and young women, and tie the hands of the health-care providers who serve them.

Promoviendola Saludylos Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos de las Adolescentesy Mujeres Jovenes
June 23, 2020

Esta ficha informativa para defensores y formuladores de políticas explica cómo la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible puede ser una herramienta influyente para promover los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de las adolescentes y mujeres jóvenes, especialmente su derecho al aborto seguro y legal. La publicación contiene explicaciones de cómo objetivos y metas específicos de la agenda de desarrollo se aplican al derecho de las mujeres al aborto seguro, así como recomendaciones específicas sobre cómo imputarles a los gobiernos la responsabilidad de lograr estas metas.

June 23, 2020

En Latinoamérica, las respuestas de los gobiernos al virus de Zika han sido débiles, ya que han hecho caso omiso a los intereses superiores de las mujeres embarazadas y aquéllas que podrían quedar embarazadas. Ese informe define la postura de Ipas frente a las respuestas de los gobiernos a la crisis de Zika y las necesidades de salud sexual y reproductiva de las mujeres. Además, enumera las medidas que pueden adoptar los Estados para proteger la salud y los derechos de las mujeres durante el brote de Zika.

Embarazo Impuesto por Violacioin
June 23, 2020

A partir de 15 historias de niñas víctimas de violación, que fueron obligadas a aceptar el embarazo y la maternidad, se llevó a cabo un análisis cualitativo-cuantitativo. Para evaluar la magnitud de la violencia sexual en Nicaragua se utilizaron datos de la Encuesta Nacional Demografía y Salud (ENDESA 2011/12), los anuarios de la Policía Nacional, el Instituto de Medicina Legal y del Ministerio de Salud.

June 23, 2020

Despite the fact that abortion is legal in South Africa under a range of circumstances and available in public health facilities throughout the country, many women and girls continue to seek clandestine, unsafe abortions that put their health and lives at risk. To ensure well-informed program design and solid support and engagement from program stakeholders and beneficiaries, Ipas conducted a strategic assessment on abortion in Limpopo and Gauteng Provinces in 2018. Three factsheets contained here present recommendations and key findings compiled from various information-gathering methods used in our assessment.

June 26, 2016

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