Ipas Development Foundation
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Our comprehensive contraception care work is grounded in principles of choice and quality – we work with multiple stakeholders to ensure availability of a range of high-quality contraceptive services, and access to choice-based contraception.
#Voices2021 was IDF’s attempt to initiate connections and insightful conversations on sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice with urban, educated young people. The two-month long digital campaign included a host of elements including video interviews with experts, a social media campaign, weekly newsletters, and a webinar with enriching discussions and a live online chat.
Complementing our policy and health systems strengthening efforts, we undertake a range of other initiatives to holistically impact the health and lives of women and girls.
Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) works to eliminate barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights in India with a focus on enhancing access to safe abortion and choice-based contraception.
Working in India since 2001 in collaboration with the federal and state governments, we center our work on the needs and perspectives of women and girls, and take a comprehensive approach to address multiple factors to nurture a sustainable SRH ecosystem – individual health, knowledge, social and community support, trained health workforce, government ownership and supportive laws. Each year, IDF’s interventions improve the lives of 400,000 women and girls.
Ecosystem Framework Approach
We center all our work on the needs and aspirations of women and girls and this is why we focus on an improved understanding of the complexity of the environment or the ecosystem in which they make their reproductive health decisions. The ecosystem framework approach recognizes that sustainable healthcare must be driven by local stakeholders and address multiple components to truly meet women’s and girls’ SRH needs.
Emerging SRH Needs of Young Women Post COVID
IDF’s community-level research with 900+ rural, young women and girls and key community influencers from three states of India highlights the multi-dimensional impact of COVID-19 – restricted access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, altered family dynamics, heightened gender disparities and increased financial constraints amongst others.