IPAS – Roots of Change: A step-by-step advocacy guide for expanding access to safe abortion

by Ipas, Chapel Hill NC, USA, 2018    ISBN: 978-0-9998634-3-5

What does a world where abortion is legal and safe look like?

This guide is intended for advocates interested in supporting expanded access to safe abortion care in their countries. It aims to help groups develop a national strategy for abortion-related advocacy. The intention is that this guide will be used by stakeholders who are committed to working together on expanded access to safe abortion care. It takes you through each step in the process, but it is up to you to decide where you need to begin. While this guide is a primer for those who may be new to abortion advocacy, it is also a helpful resource for experienced advocates as well. It includes the following chapters:

  • Identifying problems and understanding the current context
  • Mapping stakeholders, power holders and allies
  • Coalition building
  • Opposition monitoring
  • Developing a communications plan and media strategy
  • Developing a workplan for the next 3, 6 and 12 months
  • Links and resources
  • Stakeholder Mapping Sheet