This grant to Ipas will support the establishment of an action network for safe abortion in Francophone West Africa. Following the Hewlett Foundation-supported convening of safe abortion champions in December 2019, the foundation and other stakeholders decided to establish a regional movement for safe abortion with a small staff to support the work of national coalitions. The network will convene and coordinate efforts within and across countries and support cross-learning and advocacy for all aspects of safe abortion programming. This grant will be co-funded by the Packard Foundation and the Foundation for a Just Society International and is aligned with the International Reproductive Health substrategy to end unsafe abortion in Francophone West Africa.
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for support of Ipas' regional strategy in Francophone West Africa
This program grant will support Ipas’ Francophone Africa regional program to improve access to quality abortion services. Since the office was established in 2015, Ipas has become a leading and established presence in the region, working closely with governments, advocates, and clinicians to advance abortion access and reproductive rights. Their approach is holistic, adapting their programming to the abortion ecosystem in each country. This grant is aligned with the Global Reproductive Equity strategy outcomes to strengthen the sexual and reproductive health ecosystem and to support legalization and access to safe abortion in Francophone West Africa.