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 ...

African musicians lend a creative voice to the fight against unsafe abortion

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Musicians in two African nations are joining forces with Ipas and other reproductive rights advocates to raise awareness about the dangers of unsafe abortion. In Malawi, the Coalition for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion (COPUA) collaborated with 11 Malawian musical artists to produce Amayi Akuferanji, an album of reggae, hip-hop and songs from other musical genres highlighting the need for ...

Will you join us on Giving Tuesday?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

December 2 marks the annual Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. We hope you’ll consider giving to Ipas as a part of the campaign!

A donation to Ipas can make a positive impact in the lives of women in so many ways.

Giving Tuesday is December 2!

Unsafe abortion, and complications, too common in Malawi

Friday, November 21, 2014

In countries like Malawi, where safe abortion is restricted or not available, women often turn to clandestine and unsafe abortions when faced with an unintended pregnancy. However, abortion isn’t uncommon—roughly 67,300 induced abortions occur annually in Malawi. Unfortunately, neither are the injuries and even deaths that occur because of the law and other barriers—such as ...