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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Our impact in 2018


Women and girls received abortion care at Ipas-supported facilities


Contraceptive care methods—including postabortion and standalone—provided


People learned about safe abortion in workshops, trainings and other activities

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Advocating for reproductive health services at the global level

Ipas Chief of Development and External Relations Muadi Mukenge explores why sexual and reproductive health and rights belong in the conversation about women’s rights. Learn more about how Ipas is working to strengthen global movements for abortion rights.

Spotlighting two safe abortion providers and advocates

Celebrating International Women’s Day:
Women Who Inspire Us!

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), we are shining a spotlight on three young women making a difference in the global fight to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. In the featured stories below, they talk about the best and most challenging aspects of their work.

Featured StoryMoraa Beryl
Featured StoryRadhika Nayaju
Featured StoryFarzana Hossen

Reproductive health care for Rohingya refugees

Learn what we’re doing to ensure women in crisis settings can access safe abortion.

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