Who makes inroads?
Community Workers. Healthcare Providers. Researchers. Advocates. Donors. Activists.
From over 55 countries and 230 organizations, inroads members are attending meetings, sharing their work in inroads member spotlights, implementing inroads Partnership Fund-supported projects , discussing and collaborating on the inroads Collaboration Workspace.
With every new event and stigma intervention, new members join and start making inroads on stigma in important and vibrant ways
The network staff convene the network activities and support members to make inroads on abortion stigma. Working from North Carolina, the staff travel globally and collaborate remotely to engage with inroads’ diverse and dispersed membership.
Kati is the inroads Knowledge and Systems Advisor. She is a public health social worker with a background in reproductive health program evaluation and research, with a focus on translating evidence into practice. Kati provided training and technical assistance to abortion-providing clinics for Planned Parenthood at the time that medical abortion was being rolled out across the United States. She has also worked on evaluation and training for research and program delivery on adolescent and reproductive health. For inroads, Kati manages the governance and systems behind the scenes with a goal of making it easy for inroads members to get access to up-to-date research and practice around abortion stigma. Kati is also speaks and writes in Spanish. If you have questions about using the inroads community portal, finding the up-to-date literature, searching the resource library, sharing a tool or resource that you have developed or adapted, or would like to reach out to someone in Spanish, contact Kati!
Katie is the inroads Engagement and Communication Advisor. Katie is an organizer, producer, and communications strategist focusing on reproductive justice and rights and migrant rights. She came to the role after serving as Campaign Co-Convenor for the Abortion Rights Campaign in Ireland. Katie ran research and strategy at Mule Design Studio; was Managing Director of Disposable Film Festival; and has lead media and arts engagement initiatives producing advocacy films and content including an award-winning film addressing abortion stigma. At inroads, Katie focuses on engagement, communications, sharing, arts & activism, web publication, training and presentation, documentation, and direct action. If you have an interest in stigma training and workshops; collaborating on a project, film, article, or public/artistic intervention; or being in an inroads member spotlight or published on making inroads blog, contact Katie!
Inroads’ multidisciplinary, multi-lingual Steering Committee advises the network mission and activities. Selected through an open application process, these advocates and practitioners bring invaluable perspectives on abortion stigma mitigation and research from a variety of local, regional, and global contexts.
Rebecca is a program officer at IPPF who works on a range of issues in abortion including clinical service delivery, integrating youth and abortion programming, communications and advocacy initiatives, and abortion stigma.
Leila is a change agent and advocate for understanding, mitigating and challenging abortion stigma across all levels. She is director of Community Access at Ipas.
As Country Director of the Senegal Office of Population Council, Nafissatou oversees development and implementation of research and program evaluation in Senegal and other countries in francophone West Africa.
SACHET and Pakistan Reproductive Health Network
Rakhshinda is a social entrepreneur, human rights & SRHR activist, advocate, recognized gender expert, public health specialist and media personality in Pakistan.
Sea Change Program
Steph is an award-winning activist and researcher with a background in abortion care, abortion funds, and reproductive health advocacy. She is the Managing Director and Co-founder of the Sea Change Program
Ipas is the founding host organization of the network, providing support to the network operations through financial, development, human resources, communications, and staffing support to the network.