Ipas

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.

Website
www.ipas.org

Latest News

  • UK: Discriminatory National Health System policies

    protestLast week, thousands of NHS (National Health System) workers and activists marched in the cities of London, Newcastle and Manchester to protest against a health policy that has left migrants too scared to access care.  The government’s so-called ‘hostile environment’ policy has been described as discriminatory and inhumane.

     
  • Ghana: Ban shackling and invest in mental health services

    complicityThe government of Ghana should ensure adequate funding for mental health services in the country, a coalition of Ghanaian and international nongovernmental groups said. This is as a crucial step to eliminating the widespread practice of shackling and other abuses against people with psychosocial disabilities. The coalition includes several mental health and human rights organizations in Ghana, Human Rights Watch, CBM, Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, Anti-Torture Initiative, and the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez.