Each year, 25 million women and girls around the world have unsafe abortions. We’re working to bring that number to zero.

Ipas is the only international organization solely focused on expanding access to safe abortion and contraceptive care. Across Africa, Asia and Latin America, we work with partners to train abortion providers, connect women with vital information so they can access services, and to advocate for safe, legal abortion.

Our work is urgent

44,000 women and girls die each year from unsafe abortions, and millions more suffer serious, often permanent injuries. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Around the world, our programs strive to improve reproductive health services for women and girls, increase their access to these services, and expand their sexual and reproductive rights.

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Health. Access. Rights.

Our impact in 2019

731,261

Women and girls received abortion care at Ipas-supported facilities

2,597,468

Contraceptive care methods—including postabortion and standalone—provided

389,000

Unsafe abortions we helped avert*
* Modeled using Impact 2 (v4) Marie Stopes International 2016

Ipas activities during the coronavirus outbreak

As a global health organization, and as individuals living and working around the world, we at Ipas are feeling the impact of the coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19). In times of crisis, we know that women and girls are often disproportionately affected. And sexual and reproductive health may be overlooked and care inaccessible. We remain committed to our mission, while equally committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff members.

We recognize that many of our programs may be affected, and we have detailed business continuity plans in place as well as sensible protocols to protect both team members and clients, focused on continuing our work with minimum disruption and maximum safety.

Climate change will affect everything

Ipas President and CEO Anu Kumar and colleague Tanvi Monga explain why women and girls will be disproportionately affected by climate change—and what we can do about it.
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Ipas President and CEO Anu Kumar
Charity Navigator - Four Star Charity

Ipas is happy to be included on Charity Navigator’s list of highly rated charities promoting women’s health, education, rights and social services—a list compiled for Women’s History Month.

Making a ‘lifelong difference’ through mentoring

“Mentoring is one of the ways for me to show that Ipas South Africa and Ipas globally are not only talking about advocating for women’s rights,” says Caroline Mbi-Njifor, Ipas South Africa director. “We’re really very eager to live out that mission in every way possible.”
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Ipas South Africa Country Director Caroline Mbi-Njifor

We’ve learned that when we work to empower women, we need to include men in the process if we want to see real change. Watch Krishna Pingua, a youth leader in India, talk about his passion for sharing sexual and reproductive health information with other men in his community—and read about how he and other young men are making a difference.

Samuel Lamptey© Nicholas Seun Adatsi

When men support family planning and abortion services, it makes the world a better place

Samuel Lamptey, Ipas Ghana Youth Advisory Board

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