Safe abortion campaign airs on radio and television in India

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Abortion is legal in India yet despite that, one woman in India dies due to abortion-related complications every two hours. To raise awareness, the government of India has launched India’s first ever mass media campaign on making abortion safer; now live on close to 30 popular news and entertainment television channels and several radio stations across the country. The media campaign is ...

Making a difference in 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We are making a difference for women and girls every day: Almost 500,000 women received safe abortion and postabortion services in Ipas-supported sites around the world in just one year! Your year-end donation will help us ensure the sexual and reproductive health of even more women in 2015. Please give today. www.ipas.org/donate

This short video shows all we accomplished in 2014 – check it out!

Legal reform in Mozambique widens access to safe abortion care

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mozambique has liberalized its abortion law with the goal of reducing maternal mortality by significantly broadening women’s access to safe abortion care. The groundbreaking legislation was approved by the Parliament in July as part of a new penal code and finalized on 18 December 2014, when President Armando Guebuza signed it into law. Women in Mozambique now will be able to get legal abortions ...

Intervention in Ghana helps increase safe abortion care

Thursday, December 18, 2014

In 2006, in response to high maternal mortality and morbidity rates driven largely by unsafe abortion, the Ghanaian government implemented R3M, “Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity,” a program to train providers in abortion care, meet women’s needs and increase access to family planning services. The program was launched by the Ministry of Health, in partnership with a consortium of ...

Ipas applauds abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ipas leaders applauded today as President Obama signed into law a spending bill that loosens restrictions around abortion for women in the Peace Corps. Under the new bill, the Peace Corps will cover abortion care for women who have been raped or whose lives are threatened by their pregnancy. Since 1979, abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers has been banned by law. “This is an important ...

African Governments affirm support for women's rights, safe abortion

Friday, December 12, 2014

This week the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UN Women and the African Union together released the Addis Ababa Declaration on Accelerating the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, the outcome document from the recent Ninth African Conference on Women (Beijing+20) that took place in November.  The Declaration issued by African government ministers responsible for ...