Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

IPAS

Health. Access. Rights.

aka Ipas

Chapel Hill, NC

Mission

We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health. We work globally to ensure that women and girls have improved access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care.

Ruling Year

1974

President & CEO

Ms. Anu Kumar

Main Address

PO Box 9990

Chapel Hill, NC 27515 USA

Keywords

reproductive rights, human rights, women's rights, reproductive health, abortion, family planning, women?s health

EIN

56-1071085

 Number

3346538009

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Reproductive Rights (R61)

Women's Rights (R24)

International Human Rights (Q70)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Every minute of every day, women who do not have access to safe abortion care take great risks to end unintended pregnancies. Our work is urgent: 44,000 women and girls die each year from unsafe abortions, and millions more suffer serious, often permanent injuries. Ipas is dedicated to saving women's lives by preventing unsafe abortion and increasing access to contraception.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Abortion Care

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of participants who received clinical training or orientation

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Abortion Care

Context notes

Ipas provided clinical training or orientation to 9,580 participants in fiscal year 2017.

Number of individuals who received stand-alone contraception from Ipas sites

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

In fiscal year 2017, at Ipas sites: 457,194 women receiving safe abortion care or postabortion care accepted modern contraception; 1,129,026 individuals received stand-alone contraception.

Number of people reached by Ipas-supported interventions that promote women's knowledge, skills, social support, and ability to obtain safe abortion care

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Abortion Care

Context notes

In fiscal year 2017, Ipas-supported interventions that promote women's knowledge, skills, social support, and ability to obtain safe abortion care reached 1,440,435 people in 14 countries.

Number of Ipas-interviention clinical sites

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

In fiscal year 2017, Ipas maintained 5,664 intervention sites.

Number of women who received safe abortion care or postabortion care at Ipas-intervention sites

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

In fiscal year 2017, 594,825 women received safe abortion or postabortion care from 5,664 Ipas-intervention sites.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

We are dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care, including counseling and contraception to prevent future unintended pregnancies.

To advance our mission, Ipas uses a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach, incorporating work in the health, social, and legal sectors. We work in areas of the world with the most need, in health systems and with governments, with partners and communities, to ensure women and girls get what they need. And we know that safe abortion care can only be a reality for women if society supports her needs and desires through laws that uphold her rights, systems that meet her needs, and families and communities that value her wishes and respect her decisions. To that end, Ipas partners with advocacy groups, donors, and health organizations to help bring about a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.

For more than four decades, Ipas has put abortion front and center in all we do. We're the only organization entirely committed to ending deaths and injuries from unsafe abortion. Ipas has offices in 17 countries, and we support programs in more than 25 additional countries. Ipas country offices are staffed with multi-disciplinary teams of local experts, and our US office supports the work of our country programs and leads global advocacy efforts.

Ipas monitors and regularly reviews many local and organization-wide metrics. With the help of our expert data analysts on staff and partners in the field, we track progress towards our bold goals.

Since our founding in 1973, Ipas's comprehensive efforts have improved women's health, increased access to safe abortion, and protected women's rights to make their own reproductive health decisions. In the last decade, Ipas and our partners have made tremendous progress.
In addition to many other accomplishments, Ipas has:
- Designed, manufactured and distributed the Ipas manual vacuum aspirator (MVA) instrument in 1974 for early safe abortion and treatment of complications from unsafe abortion. The MVA is
reusable, non-electric, and portable, making it ideal for use worldwide—from U.S. emergency
rooms and Planned Parenthood clinics to remote villages in developing countries.
- Working with the governments and partners, Ipas advocated for legalization of abortion in
Nepal in 2004. Supported expansion of reproductive health-care training in Nepal starting in
2004, resulting in access to skilled providers in every district in the country. Then, in 2015, we
partnered with the Ministry of Health and Population to successfully advocate for free abortion
services for all public health clinic patients in Nepal.
- Advocated with policymakers and motivated public support for the successfully liberalized
abortion law in Ethiopia (2006). Similar advocacy efforts are ongoing in other countries around
the world.
- Drafted the original World Health Organization (WHO) Clinical and Technical Guidance on
Treatment of Abortion Complications and Clinical and Technical Guidance on Safe Abortion in
partnership with the WHO.
Ipas will continue to train abortion providers, support health systems, and work with partners to ensure high-quality safe abortion services are available, accessible and meet women's needs. We will also work to find innovative ways to connect women and girls with the health information they need, and advocate around the world for safe, legal abortion.

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Financials

IPAS

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable