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.

For health professionals

For advocates and decisionmakers

Training
resources

For humanitarian settings

Abortion VCAT resources

For researchers and program implementors

Topic: Youth
A young woman in an orange dress stands speaking into a microphone in a Nigerian classroom full of smiling students who are raising their hands in joy reacting to her speech
May 7, 2024

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.

A group of people seated on wooden chairs in a circle outdoors. One person, dressed in a uniform and wearing a face mask, faces the rest who are casually dressed. Amos Simpano, dressed in a light-colored coat is also part of the group. Trees and a building are visible in the background, creating a locally-led atmosphere.
February 15, 2024

Entashata strives to bridge gaps in education, women’s rights, and reproductive health in his community in Loita. The organization’s commitment to education resulted in an annual campaign to enroll boys and girls in schools, boasting over 50 girls supported completing their secondary education.

May 13, 2024

Child marriage, teenage pregnancy and school dropout are intricately linked and present serious, interrelated challenges for girls globally—and in Africa. An effec­tive, holistic framework to use in addressing these challenges is the “CTS nexus,” which refers to the connections and interactions between child marriage, teen pregnancy and school dropout.

Youth provide support for women and girls affected by the deadly volcanic eruption near Goma
July 26, 2021

Representatives of seven youth groups from across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are joining forces to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, including safe abortion care in accordance with the Maputo Protocol.

Sam Aku
January 15, 2020

Samuel Lamptey grew up around women—he has 11 sisters. This experience has helped him understand and empathize with the issues women face, including unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion. “We cannot make progress if we don’t understand the issues of women,” he says.

Durga-Charan-Munda
December 12, 2019

In rural villages in Jharkhand State, India, men tend to make decisions about family matters. But youth leaders—trained by Ipas Development Foundation (IDF)—are sharing sexual and reproductive health information and, ultimately, chipping away at traditional gender roles.