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

Millions of women and girls suffer serious, often permanent injuries as a result of unsafe abortion, and tens of thousands of women die. 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.

We Stand for Justice

As committed human rights advocates and caring neighbors, we join in the nation’s collective outrage and pain following the killing of George Floyd and the brutal treatment of so many Black people and people of color.We stand with Black communities around the country in frustration, in anger, in pain and in protest.

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White supremacy in global health

“In the global health and human rights community, where I sit professionally, there’s been a lot of discussion in the last few years about decolonizing global health,” writes Ipas President and CEO Anu Kumar in a piece published by Think Global Health. “What we don’t talk about explicitly enough, however, is how white supremacy operates in this sector… The linkages between colonialism and patriarchy, between racial justice and gender justice are undeniable. They have—and still do—oppress Black and brown women.”
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Ipas President and CEO Anu Kumar

Helping health workers prevent infection

The Ipas Nepal team preparing boxes of personal protective equipment to dispatch to health centers they support (above). The team delivered thousands of masks and gloves, plus eye protection, hand sanitizer, soap and other supplies to more than 300 health institutions, including in Duhabi (yellow building) and Biratnagar (green building).

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Our impact in 2019


Women and girls received abortion care at Ipas-supported facilities


Contraceptive care methods—including postabortion and standalone—provided


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

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 Yashoda Pramanik, a community youth leader in India, talk about how men now support women’s reproductive health decisions because they’re involved in community education programs. You can also read more about Yashoda’s work and the young male leaders making a difference.

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