General Information
Ipas is a nonprofit organization that works around the world to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, and to reduce abortion-related deaths and injuries. We believe that women everywhere must have the opportunity to determine their futures, care for their families and manage their fertility. Ipas believes that no woman should have to risk her life or health because she lacks safe reproductive health choices. Ipas seeks to expand the availability, quality and sustainability of abortion and related reproductive health services, as well as to improve the enabling environment

Focus Areas
Abortion care, advocacy and policy, medical abortion, research, training, sexual violence, youth

Main Activities

  • Promote a woman-centered comprehensive abortion care approach
  • Advocatr for local, national and international policies that support each woman's ability to make safe reproductive choices
  • Support efforts of local partners to improve or implement laws governing women's access to safe abortion care
  • Address neglected women's rights issues and the rights of marginalized populations, such as women who are subject to sexual violence, women living in fragile States and women living with HIV/AIDS
  • Develop and disseminate information on sexual and reproductive rights to mobilize policymakers, health-care providers, advocates, NGOs and communities
  • Educate healthcare providers about the importance of providing safe abortion services as a matter of public health and human rights
  • Training and service delivery improvement
  • Community engagement and mobilization
  • Research
  • Striving to include young people and their perspectives in the development and implementation of projects and policies that address their health-care needs and their role as health and rights advocates

Contact Information
Adress: P.O. Box 5027, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA
Telephone:             +1 919 967 7052       
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Latest News

  • Human rights law and access to abortion

    legalThe recently published Human Rights Watch Q&A on Human Rights Law and Access to Abortion discusses abortion as a human rights issue and the health consequences of unsafe abortions. It also shows that restrictive abortion policies do not reduce the rate of unsafe abortions, and highlights the positions of UN experts and agencies on the criminalization of abortion.

  • Intellectual property rights and access to medicines

    arrestLast week, on 17 July, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines took place at the UN headquarters in New York. Sub-titled "Advancing Health-Related SDGs through Policy Coherence", the panel came together during the UN High Political Forum on Sustainable Development. William New of the news service Intellectual Property Watch wrote a short report of this event.