Legal access to abortion and contraception in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was officially expanded in 2018, when the Maputo Protocol effectively became the law of the land. But much work remains to make accessible abortion care a reality.
A bold new effort to coordinate and catalyze the safe abortion movement across Francophone Africa is under way.
Ipas honored for outstanding COVID-19 response in the DRC
The Benin Government has taken a major step towards advancing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls. On January 31, the Ministry of Health hosted a national dissemination workshop on the results from the “Strategic Evaluation on unwanted pregnancy, Abortion & Contraception in Benin.” The evaluation was conducted under the leadership […]
In an historic shift toward greater fulfillment of women’s sexual and reproductive rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), women can now legally access abortion under a broader range of conditions—including in cases of sexual assault, rape or incest, and when a continued pregnancy would endanger the mental and physical health of the woman […]
With a new report concluding there is “a vast unmet need” for safe, induced abortion care in francophone West Africa, Ipas is stepping up work with national and international partners to expand comprehensive abortion care (CAC) service delivery and access in the region. According to the report, Comprehensive Abortion Care Needs and Opportunities in Francophone […]