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Across Africa, movements for abortion rights and access are growing. But powerful cultural, religious, and political barriers persist in many countries, driving people to seek abortion with unsafe methods. Indeed, the most common cause of maternal death in Africa is complications from unsafe abortion—a completely preventable tragedy.

Ipas works with partners in countries throughout Africa to expand access to abortion and contraception, and to reduce needless deaths from unsafe abortion. We also educate communities on reproductive health and work for laws and policies that support abortion access across the continent. Our varied approaches are tailored to address the diverse barriers to abortion that people face in different settings.

Africa Alliance

Kenya, Uganda

Africa Southern Region

Malawi, ​ South AfricaZambia

Francophone Africa

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, GuineaMadagascar, Mali, Togo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ethiopia

Mozambique

Nigeria

About Us

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

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

For researchers and program implementors