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

Ipas web style guide

Consistent styling is important to optimize the user’s experience.  In addition to the out of the box modules from Divi Builder, our Divi Library has styles for modules, rows, and sections that can be added to any page. 

Detailed instructions for how to edit the site are still in the ipas.org guide, found in our ipas.org project folder.

Text styling

Quotes

Buttons

Photos

Content highlights

Layouts

Text styling

  • Page titles are automated as H1 so page content should always start with an H2.
  • Always use consective heading styles (i.e. H5’s should only be applied if below an H4). 
  • Do not use a bold or italic style with heading styles. These typefaces already have a weight applied.

H1-automated page titles (52px/2.6em, 1 em line height)

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This is paragraph with bold, italic, and a link:

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This is paragraph with bold, italic, and a link:

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Climate Justice

Larger intro adds visual interest. New Section—Add from Library—Intro text

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December 25, 2023

In the nearly two years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion in the United States, the abortion landscape has become fragmented and increasingly polarized. In more than half of the 50 U.S. states, abortion is now completely banned, heavily restricted or under legal threat.

Harmful U.S. Policies

December 25, 2023

A ‘legend and reference point’ for reproductive rights in Africa, Brookman-Amissah’s 30 years of trailblazing work improved abortion access across the continent.

Climate Justice

Q&A formatting. New Row—Add from Library—Q&A questions

Why did you decide to do this research project?

Heron: As a bisexual agender parent of a tween, I am hyper-aware of the need for culturally competent sex ed.

Paige: I am always looking for ways to more intentionally work across movements, particularly repro and queer movements. This research project offered the opportunity to do just that while shining a light on communities that get overlooked in policy and advocacy spaces.

Media contact.  New Module—Add from Library—Media fore more info

For more information, contact [email protected]

Quote styling

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New Module—Add from Library—Pull quote box

"Quote text goes in the title of the slider"

— Quote attribution in the body

New Module—Add from Library—Quote slider

"Quote text goes in the title of the slider"

— Quote attribution in the body

New Module—Add from Library—Quote slider

Large quote section. New Section—Add from Library—Gray Full Quote

White supremacy in global health

“In the global health and human rights community, where I sit professionally, there’s been a lot of discussion in the last few years about decolonizing global health,” writes Ipas President and CEO Anu Kumar in a piece published by Think Global Health. “What we don’t talk about explicitly enough, however, is how white supremacy operates in this sector… The linkages between colonialism and patriarchy, between racial justice and gender justice are undeniable. They have—and still do—oppress Black and brown women.”  Read her piece

Dr. Anu Kumar

Buttons

Use for almost all cases

New Module—Add to Library—Standard orange button

Use when on orange backgrounds

New Module—Add to Library—Transparent White-button

Use on resource pages to direct to publications in other languages.

New Module—Add to Library—Blue-French (Spanish, English, Portuguese)

Fundraise Up Donate button triggers donate form overlay

New Module—Add to Library—FUP donate

Photos

Image sizes

If photos are not sized correctly they can slow down site performance and will break many of our automated module styles. All page feature images (header photos) must be sized exactly 1280 x 533 px at 72 dpi. Additional photos should be sized at a maximum of 1920px wide at 72dpi.

Photo carousel slideshow: New module—Add from Library—Photo carousel

Image and photo credits New Module—Add from Library—Image Credit. You might have to adjust spacing in the Design tab > Margins

AP PHOTO/ALEX BRANDON

Content highlight or promo styles

Colored block rows: New row—Add from Library—Color block row-orange OR Color block row-blue

  • These are text modules with a shortcode that contains the post ID [ids=”84395“]
  • Replace the post ID (ID highlighted in orange) with the post you want to link to
  • The post ID appears in the URL when editing the post: Example: https://ipas.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=4038&action=edit
  • The text on the left is generated from the “Caption text for Story or Promo” entry from the news story’s back-end.

Individual news item row. Can adjust to 2 or 3 columns: New row—Add from Library—News row

  • These are text modules with a shortcode that contains the post ID [ids=”84395“]
  • Replace the post ID with the post you want to link to
  • The post ID appears in the URL when editing the post: Example: https://ipas.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=4038&action=edit
  • The text below is the post title.

Country info box in a 2-column row. See all where we work pages. Update with country logo and information.   New row—Add from Library—Country info box

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Highlight info box in a 2-column row.  New row—Add from Library—Highlight info box

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Our impact

In 2022, we supported 1,429 access points for self-managed abortion with pills

Animated number counter. New module—Add from Library—Number counter

  1. Edit number in Text—Number
  2. Edit text in Text—Title
  3. Enable optional percentage sign in Elements tab

people received abortion services

Charts: These need to be created with “Data Tables by Supsystic.” Find in the dashboard on the left. 

  1. Create a data table with the data
  2. Create a chart from the data
  3. Customize by clicking “Show Values into Diagram”
  4. Copy and paste the embed code into a text module

[supsystic-table-diagram id=’11’]

[supsystic-table-diagram id=’12’]

[supsystic-table-diagram id=’10’]

Slider that shows the last 10 news posts. New module—Add from Library—News post slider.

SCOTUS rejects anti-rights attempt to sideline mifepristone

Today the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the anti-abortion case that sought to reverse the FDA’s approval of the medication abortion drug mifepristone—based on false claims that the drug is unsafe. The ruling ensures that mifepristone will remain available.

Green Wave Gathering inspires activism and solidarity across the Americas

Ipas and partners hosted the second Green Wave Gathering last week in Mexico City, uniting 150 activists from across the Americas, including from the United States, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, and more. Organized by the Women’s Equality Center, Ipas Latin America and the Caribbean, Ipas United States. and the Guttmacher Institute, the two-day event inspired and fortified movements for reproductive justice and abortion rights throughout the region.

How the climate crisis harms menstrual hygiene for women and girls

Menstrual hygiene and the climate crisis are intricately connected. Our research and programmatic experience have shown that as climate-induced extreme weather events such as droughts and floods increase, managing menstruation becomes even more challenging for women and girls worldwide.

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 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.

3 reasons abortion access is crucial for mothers

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.

Empowering Nigerian youth one campus at a time

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.

International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Coalition (ISRRC) statement on the adoption of the Political declaration by the Commission on Population and Development

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.

Transforming abortion stigma in Nepal: One provider’s story

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.

Here are 9 ways abortion access builds gender equity

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

Personal feature story: New row—Add from Library—Personal story feature

Laxmidhar Singh

Working on this issue throughout the years, we have learned that when we work with a young woman or adolescent girl on this issue, the involvement of the men in her family, and her partner, is needed.

LAXMIDHAR SINGH, assistant program manager, Ipas Development Foundation

Layout styles

Visual block link to content. Great for overview parent pages. See Crisis Settings page. New module—Add from Library—Image card style

Bangladesh

Divi Library: Image card style

Bangladesh

Divi Library: Image card style

Use accordians for low priority content to shorten length of the page. New module—Add from Library—Accordian-gray

Item 1

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Orange dash divider: New row—Add from Library—Orange Dash Row

Bold number squares to highlight lists. Can also use with anchors links. See in use: Climate research and Bi/Pan CSE researchNew row—Add from Library—row of 5 bold squares

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Breadcrumbs to be placed at the top of child pages. See where we work pages, Bi/Pan CSE research: New section—Add from Library—Breadcrumb

Home 9 Ipas Web Style Guide

Full-width promo section. See Ending abortion stigma, Monitoring gender and human rights, and Making abortion legal. To edit:

  1. In the section settings: Replace photo in the Background tab
  2. In module settings: Edit content.
  3. In the row settings: Adjust background to optimize legibility over photo.

New section—Add from Library—Full-width promo

Beyond the individual: Research shows abortion access has widespread benefits

Our research shows that when abortion is legal, it not only improves people’s own quality of life, but that of their families, communities and even countries.