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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Radical Power of Telling the Truth

This Spacious Solidarity Dialogue is between Kristine Chan (PINSAN, Philippines) and Michelle Gallo (EQUIDAD de Genero, Mexico), inroads members who have been working on Shifting the Narrative around Abortions, to normalise conversations about abortions, to create safe spaces to share about abortion journeys and to advocate for a world free of abortion stigma. Abortion Storytelling in Philippines and Mexico […]

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Building Collective Models of Care to End Abortion Stigma

This conversation between Daniela Tellez del Valle (DI Ramona, Mexico) and Natalie Broniarczyk (Abortion Dream Team, Poland) centers around accompanying abortions in times of a Pandemic and building collective models of care. Both Dani and Natalie are inroads members who have built collective processes and dream teams to build collective power for destigmatizing and accompanying […]

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Sharing Community Visions of Abortion Care from Kenya to Ireland

In this dialogue, Sara and Adhiambo met on June 2 at 2 PM UTC to discuss their journeys and experiences accompanying abortion, bringing more people into the abortion dialogue and creating safety and healing through their accompaniment Here is a brief introduction once again of the two voices you will be hearing.  About the Hosts […]

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Sharing Abortion Stories Through the Arts for Healing

The latest conversation is between Omodele Ibitoye (Initiative to Resist Institutional Slavery and Exploitation (iRISE), Nigeria) and Maja Dimitrijevic (Serbian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Serbia). These two inroads members have been working in refugee contexts to provide psychosocial counselling and also using arts based methods such as theatre and voice to create […]