2021 inroads iPF Grantees

Meet the 10 projects we are supporting with our inroads Partnership Fund seed grants in 2021.  They are a diverse group 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 on capacity-building […]

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 […]

Spacious Solidarity


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 […]

Updates & News


We Are Looking for Interpreters

To help create a more accessible network! The inroads team is looking to build up a pool of interpreters in order honor the power and dignity of varied language-speakers in the network and to ensure that inroads members can access and authentically engage in ongoing programs. We are looking for members who have experience interpreting (both trained/certified interpretation and/or […]

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Host an Online Session with inroads

We are inviting inroads members to host online sessions (dialogues, webinars or workshops) around key areas of thematic work in the network, as a way to build deeper understandings, center experience and creatively strategize ways to bust abortion stigma. The goals of these online sessions are skill-sharing and relationship-building. We encourage members to pitch sessions that […]

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Celebrating inroads Independence and Transformation!

To the inroads Community, The inroads team is excited to announce that now, as of September 1 2020, the inroads network is a fully independent non-profit organization! With this move to independence, we continue in our dedication to ending abortion stigma and discrimination while working to mitigate and manage the negative impacts that stigma and […]