People in Latin America can more easily access confidential, accurate and stigma-free information on self-management of abortion with pills thanks to an innovative AI chatbot developed by Ipas Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
Another historic victory for the Green Wave movement. Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the Federal Penal Code’s abortion regulations are unconstitutional, including the criminalization of individuals who have abortions and the health-care providers who perform them.
Ipas is honoring the memory of Katie Early, Ipas’s longest-serving employee, whose extraordinary leadership and vision helped shape Ipas programs, fundraising, and workplace culture—as well as Ipas’s visibility on the global stage as a bold advocate for abortion access.
Ipas Bolivia has been partnering with public schools to train teachers and provide resources that teach children how they can prevent sexual violence, how to support friends that have experienced it, and what to do if it happens to them.
New research from Ipas and Political Research Associates finds that bisexual and pansexual young people feel vastly underserved by comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programs—but they also have many recommendations for how to improve the situation.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade one year ago. Since then, millions of Americans have lost access to abortion. Ipas’s global network has also seen a ripple effect around the world, with impacts in many of the countries where we work.
As a devastating armed conflict forced thousands of displaced people to gather in camps outside Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Ipas DRC team knew sexual and reproductive health services that included abortion were desperately needed. In the spirit of their tagline, “Makoki ya Mwasi,” a Lingala term that loosely translates as “the rights of women,” Ipas DRC refused to let a lack of funding deter them. They only had enough resources for 10 days of services, but worked around the clock to launch a mobile clinic and make every second count for the women and girls who needed them.
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.
Statement on U.S. District Court decision in Texas mifepristone case from Ipas President and CEO Anu Kumar
Ipas staff in Mozambique and Malawi are struggling to recover after Tropical Cyclone Freddy made landfall twice over southern Africa this week, displacing thousands of people and causing widespread destruction.
Today marks the sixth anniversary of the founding of SheDecides, a global initiative launched in 2017 to fight for a world where every woman, girl and young person can decide what to do with their body, life and future.
“For many people, seeking an abortion means facing isolation and judgement at every step toward getting the care they need. To dismantle abortion stigma, we must intervene not only at the individual level, but within the context of communities and societies.”