Governments gathered at the United Nations call for access to safe abortion and new efforts to address discriminatory laws

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The 47th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development ended April 12 with a call from governments to promote gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as key priorities for sustainable development. The Commission resolution specifically called for governments and donors to take measures—including training and equipping health ...

Global leaders call for accelerated action on safe, legal abortion

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON—Political, health and human rights leaders from more than 30 countries issued a declaration today, “The Airlie Declaration for Safe Legal Abortion,” calling for the repeal of all criminal abortion laws and universal access to safe legal abortion.  The Declaration was released at a press briefing following a two-day meeting at Airlie Center, Virginia, and against the backdrop of ...

International support for women’s right to safe abortion sought at UN’s Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, March 17, 2014

“For the world to continue reducing maternal mortality, countries will need to provide all women with comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion, and eliminate laws that make abortion a crime,” says Cecilia Espinoza, Ipas youth advisor. Through March 21, Espinoza and other Ipas representatives are participating in the 58th session of the United Nations ...

Abortion Provider Appreciation Day

Monday, March 10, 2014

Today is Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. At Ipas, we work with providers around the world who face many of the same challenges as providers here in the United States. Today we honor both U.S. and international abortion providers. Read more about the work of one amazing provider in Nairobi, Kenya.  

Ipas lauds focus on gender equality for International Women’s Day

Friday, March 07, 2014

As Ipas celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 and as world leaders prepare to create a new global development agenda at the upcoming International Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014, Ipas joins the many women’s health and rights groups advocating for gender equality as an essential element of global progress. The theme of International Women’s Day 2014 emphasizes ...

Constitutional court issues decision on abortion restrictions in Bolivia

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In a ruling that marks a significant step forward for women’s rights in the region, Bolivia’s highest court, the Plurinational Constitutional Court, issued a decision ending the requirement for judicial authorization for women seeking legal abortion in Bolivia. “This court ruling represents an important step for Bolivia,” said Ipas Bolivia Interim Director Malena Morales. “It removes some of the ...

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