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Inroads: the International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma is a global network and community of practice dedicated to learning, skill-sharing, and making sustainable and measurable changes to reduce abortion stigma and its discriminatory outcomes locally and across the globe.

We are registered as a 501c3 non-profit organization (EIN 84-3054114) in Washington State.

inroads Vision, Mission, and Values

We envision a world where abortion care is centered around the needs, experiences, and leadership of those who have abortions, and where stigma, fear, and misinformation about abortion can be eradicated through collective culture change to eliminate abortion stigma.

We work towards freedom for past, present, and future abortion seekers by funding movements and strengthening connections within the global community of abortion advocates, artists, scholars, activists, journalists, community workers, and providers.

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What is Abortion Stigma? How does it work?

Abortion Stigma is a social process of devaluing people who have had abortions or those associated with abortion. Stigma leads to the social, medical and legal marginalization of abortion worldwide. Though the effects of abortion stigma vary widely depending on context, we see common trends in how social and cultural norms, government and health system structure and policies, and community and individual practices are shaped by this social process.

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Based on the recognition that abortion stigma is central and profound barrier to acceptable, accessible healthcare, the International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma grew out of a 2013 meeting of scholars, practitioners, and advocates gathered to create an agenda and pathway for global action.

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Who makes inroads?

Through their everyday work to address stigma, individual and organizational members truly make inroads a participator and engaged network. The network was designed to foster meaningful collaboration, solidarity, mutual learning and exchange among the member, staff, and board.

See an overview of the inroads staff, board member and funders

inroads Membership: Benefits and Responsibilities

With more 2,500 members from over 120 countries making inroads a vibrant community of practice, members of inroads become part of a global network that supports, connects, and provides resources for activists and community groups dedicated to advancing stigma-free abortion worlwide.

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Language justice: beyond language

Language shapes narratives and our understanding of the world. At inroads, we recognize the importance of grounding our work and efforts through a language justice framework that goes beyond language inclusion, as we understand that it is critical in how we bust abortion stigma and move towards our collective liberation. Learn more here.

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inroads Participatory Grantmaking

inroads supports members with flexible and participatory grant opportunities that aim to support the care, resistance, and persistence of members leading vital abortion stigma-busting efforts to co-create futures where people can access and experience abortion on their own terms.

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Annual Report

Dive into our 2022 annual report to learn more about the powerful efforts this fearless community has been leading and to visualize the impact our collective power is generating across the world. Available in English, Spanish, and French.

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