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The Ipas Impact Network works globally to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception.

All people have the right to make fundamental decisions about their own bodies and health. That’s why we work with partners across Africa, Asia and the Americas to ensure that reproductive health services, including abortion and contraception, are available and accessible to all.

A comprehensive approach

Guaranteeing the right to abortion isn’t enough. We know that economic, cultural, religious, and systemic barriers prevent many people from accessing abortion care even where it’s legal and available.

Our solution: We work across institutions and communities to build sustainable abortion ecosystems. In such an ecosystem, people have the information they need to make decisions about reproductive health, there’s community and health-system support for human rights and abortion access, and laws and policies support full bodily autonomy.

We work for a more just world—and we work in a way that upholds our values.

We are a locally led, globally connected network, and we pay attention to equity, power and accountability in all aspects of how we work.

Learn about how we practice shared leadership.

Local groups in Nigeria lead the way for inclusive abortion care

In Nigeria, getting a safe abortion is already an uphill battle. But for women with disabilities, it can be nearly impossible. With support from the Ipas Collaborative Fund, the locally based SAIF Advocacy Foundation is paving the way to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, can access the quality abortion care they have a right to.

16 organizations awarded Ipas Collaborative Fund grants for 2024

Ipas is proud to continue supporting community-based efforts to advance reproductive justice with the unveiling of 16 new recipients of the Ipas Collaborative Fund for 2024.

Ipas Democratic Republic of Congo: At the forefront of the fight against gender-based violence

No matter the cause, humanitarian crises often mean an increase in sexual and reproductive health needs—yet access to safe abortion remains one of the most forgotten of those needs. Ipas Democratic Republic of Congo is making sure that access to abortion is included in humanitarian aid response to the devastating armed conflict in North Kivu.

Dr. Eunice Brookman-Amissah receives Right Livelihood award today

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

Our impact in 2022

We helped health systems expand abortion access

access points supported for self-managed abortion with pills

health workers trained

At Ipas-supported health facilities:

people received abortion services

people received contraception

We built political support and leadership for abortion rights

policy changes to expand abortion access in 15 countries

public statements and commitments in support of abortion access in 18 countries

We reached millions with information on reproductive health

In Bangladesh, Ipas-trained community health workers and religious leaders reached 14,989 individuals with information on family planning, including abortion.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ipas-supported community groups ran online “Let’s Talk Abortion” campaigns that reached 116,306 people.

In Bolivia, a program to dismantle toxic masculinity and its harms on reproductive health, including abortion access, trained 1,564 people.

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