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Workbooks: Holistic Security for Abortion Stigma-Busting Work

The capacity-strengthening online training for inroads members, Holistic Security for Abortion Stigma-Busting Work, was conducted by Kinga Jelinska and Ivette Mrova of Women Help Women on 23 May 2022. Through a participatory process guided by context-based self-knowledge and reproductive justice principles, inroads members who attended were able to strengthen their capacity for holistic security through […]

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Care-mapping Workbooks

inroads joyously welcomed Jayati Doshi from sensemaking lab on 28 April 2022 to lead a Care-Mapping session as a part of our ongoing BYOQ (Bring Your Own Questions) series. We are pleased to share the offerings from our session that will allow you to bring care-mapping as an active practice to your own organizations and […]

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Queer Abortions Festival: Learnings and Workbook

The inroads Queer Abortions Festival was held from 30 March to 7 April 2022 over a total of 5 sessions. Sessions were conducted in English and Spanish, ranging from 1.5 to 3 hours.  The festival aimed to celebrate and bust the stigma of the lived experiences, intricacies, questions, and reflections surrounding queer abortions through various […]

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Workbook: Mapping and Mobilizing Resources

The online training for inroads members Mapping and Mobilizing Resources for Abortion Stigma Busting Work, held on 19 January and 1 February 2022, was conducted by Xiomara Carballo Briceño.  Through a participatory process guided by collective care principles, inroads members who attended were able to strengthen their resource mobilization capacity through the exploration of key […]

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Results from the inroads Network Evaluation

The inroads’ team is excited to be sharing with you the results from the first ever external evaluation of inroads connectivity, health, and results. 149 inroads members completed an online survey in February and March 2016. Others of you were generous enough to participate in in-depth interviewers. Below are the findings and recommendations from this […]

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So you want to adapt a scale to measure abortion stigma?

There are lots of reasons to measure stigma. Some of you are researchers who are working to develop survey instruments or scales, conducting qualitative research to understand stigma and how it works, or using measures to evaluate the impact of interventions. Others are trying to understand how stigma manifests in communities where they work in […]