Grantee Partners:

The Abortion Data Org project that will be supported by inroads 2021 iPF Grants focuses on researching, measuring, and providing easy-to-access data about abortion stigma in Colombia. The project aims to challenge traditional powers by producing data with a feminist and stigma-free approach. Providing these findings in a user-friendly and non-academic online source, so people […]

Spacious Solidarity

2021: A year of Spacious Solidarity Dialogues

The Spacious Solidarity Dialogues were initiated by inroads members in April 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on abortion care, and has grown to be a series focused on relationship building, solidarity, and mutual learning. In 2021 we had spacious solidarity spaces around 3 important themes.  Here you can find a […]

Media & Events

Accompanying Abortions: Busting Stigma In Practice

The inroads Global Abortion Accompaniment workshop was held on 15, 17, 18, 22, and 24 November 2021, over a total of 5 sessions. The sessions were conducted in English and Spanish, ranging from 1.5 to 2 hours, with 15 participants per session.  Member facilitators came from Di RAMONA (Mexico), Necesito Abortar (Mexico), Samsara (Indonesia), Abortion […]


Grantee Partner: Sisters Taking Charge

The Sisters Taking Charge project that will be supported by inroads 2021 iPF Grants focuses on capacity-building for traditional birth attendants to mitigate abortion stigma, promote reproductive health information, and integrate their practice with referrals to health systems for safe abortions.  The team perceived that people in many villages in their region have no knowledge […]

Updates & News

2021 inroads iPF Grantees

Meet the 10 projects we are supporting with our inroads Partnership Fund (iPF) seed grants in 2021.  They are a diverse group of initiatives from fearless grassroots organizations dedicated to advancing stigma-free abortion access, representation, research, and education in their communities.  Sisters Taking Charge – Zambia Capacity Building for Traditional Birth Attendants  This project focuses […]

Research & tools

Workbook and Summary: Stigma at the Intersections

The first inroads Stigma at the Intersections: Abortion, Disability, HIV and Access workshop was held on October 12,13, and 14. During these days, a cohort of about 25 participants gathered for 2 hours each day. The sessions had interpretations in French, Spanish, and Filipino Sign Language.  Breaks and activities were done using collaborative Google Slides, […]

Research & tools

Workbook: Measurement Tools of Abortion Stigma

We prepared a workbook version of the materials from the workshop about Exploring Definitions and Measurement Tools of Abortion Stigma to facilitate the learning experience of members that were not able to attend the live session. With this workbook, you will be able to: More precisely define stigma and how it manifests. Learn about the […]

Spacious Solidarity

Learnings from the Spacious Solidarity Dialogues: COMMUNITY CARE

Accompanying Self-Managed Abortions as doulas, hotlines, acompañantes. This is a graphic recording from the Spacious Solidarity Dialogues series by inroads. In the center of the image is an illustration resembling the likeness of some of the panelists looking directly ahead, appearing to be protesting and amplifying messages together. On the top left of the illustration […]

Research & tools

How abortion stigma and criminalization shape each other

By Marietta Wildt for the profamilia magazine, March 2021 Original Text in German The 150th anniversary of §218 of the German criminal code provides an opportunity to take a closer look as its diverse implications. As a board member of inroads, International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma, the author points out […]

Research & tools

Do we risk causing harm when we research stigma?

It was almost a decade ago that we started conducting research to assess abortion stigma in partnership with service delivery organizations in the Global South. We adapted various stigma scales to learn about perceptions of and experiences with stigma among people seeking abortion, as well as attitudes about abortion among community members. We often adapted […]