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

  • Health Professionals’ Pledge Against Torture

    complicityIFHHRO strongly supports Physicians for Human Rights' (PHR) new "Health Professionals’ Pledge Against Torture," following political discussion in the US regarding a potential return to waterboarding. 

  • Turkey: The case of dr. Serdar Küni

    arrestIFHHRO, along with a coalition of other organizations led by Physicians for Human Rights, has sent a letter to the Regional High Court in Gaziantep (Turkey) and the Turkish Ministry of Justice. The letter calls on the Court to uphold its fair trial obligations under international law in their appeal of a lower court's conviction of Dr. Serdar Küni. The conviction, dated April 24th, 2017, was based on arbitrary charges (providing medical treatment to Kurdish fighters) based on an anonymous testimony and signed statements obtained under torture.