Collection documents this global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. It consists of Ipas publications, including both electronic and printed formats, as well as Latin America and Caribbean Programs material, Africa Programs material, Asia Programs, Marketing/Technology and Logistics/Product Promotion, and Distribution material, Chronological Files, Program Files and Internal Documentation, Executive and Management files, Training and Service Delivery Improvement, Policy Unit files, and Health Systems Research/Research and Evaluation.
Acquired jointly as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture and the Human Rights Archive (Duke University).
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Founded in 1973, Ipas is a nonprofit organization that works around the world to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, especially the right to safe abortion. Through local, national, and global partnerships, Ipas seeks to end preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion and to expand women's access to safe, respectful, and comprehensive abortion care, including contraception and related reproductive health information and care. Ipas strives to foster a legal, policy and social environment supportive of women's rights to make their own sexual and reproductive health decisions freely and safely.
Ipas' executive directors and presidents/CEOs since 1973 have been: Elton Kessel 1973-1974, Jorgen Jenk 1974-1976, John Tomaro 1976-1979, Charanne Clarke 1979-1982, Edward Meldahl 1982-1985, Katie Early (McLaurin) 1985-1991, Forrest C. Greenslade 1991-1999, Elizabeth S. Maguire 1999-2015, and John Hetherington starting in 2015.
More information about the organization and its activities can be found on its website: www.ipas.org.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, March 2011
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, March 2011. Updated by Megan Lewis, 2011-2020.
Web content added by Michelle Runyon, May 2020.
Materials in this collection may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.
Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2011-0052; 2011-0152; 2011-156a; 2012-0028; 2012-0121; 2013-0084; 2014-0106; 2015-0012; 2015-0068; 2016-0060; 2017-0035; 2017-0060