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SAC Sub-Working Group

SAC SWG Objectives (based on activities discussed in small groups):

  • By May 31, 2016, the SAC sub-working group will:
    • Create a position statement on SAC in humanitarian settings endorsed by the SWG.
    • Participate in the integration of SAC throughout the revised IAFM and update comprehensive abortion care (CAC) technical chapter.
    • Develop and publish online resource hub for SAC in humanitarian settings.
    • Prepare and present at least four webinars on SAC issues of interest to IAWG members.
    • Conduct formative analysis of institutional change strategies (to inform eventual development of an institutional change toolkit).
    • Support original research projects on SAC among IAWG agencies.
    • Conduct annual assessment of IAWG agencies’ SAC programming.
    • Explore process for and define the contents of a SAC Kit for humanitarian settings.
    • Facilitate at least three opportunities for IAWG agencies to share experiences cultivating internal support for SAC programming (“It’s just lunch”).
    • Secure diversified funding for IAWG secretariat and related activities to ensure full integration of SAC.
  • By May 31, 2018, the SAC sub-working group will:
    • Lead the development and adoption of an IAWG position statement on SAC in humanitarian settings.
    • Develop a toolkit to help internal champions catalyze institutional change on SAC within their agency.
    • Ensure that a SAC Kit for humanitarian settings is available for agencies responding to crises.
    • Develop and disseminate a package of best-practice monitoring tools for SAC in humanitarian settings.
    • Generate and disseminate a list of standardized post abortion care (PAC)/SAC indicators.

Year one work plan:

  • Create a safe abortion position statement – In progress
  • Prepare for the integration of SAC in IAFM
    • Tasks
      • Identify and interview CAC chapter users. – To be completed
      • Develop suggestions on how to position SAC in each chapter. – In progress
      • Distribute statements into one document and share with SWG for comments. – To be completed
      • In small group, discuss how to integrate into MISP if MISP 1) stays a minimum and 2) expands beyond minimum. – To be completed
      • Ensure one SAC SWG member is on review committee for each chapter. – To be completed
  • Develop and publish online SAC resource hub. – To be completed
  • Prepare and present SAC webinars. – To be completed
    • Four webinars
  • Conduct formative analysis of institutional change strategies. – In progress
  • Support original research among IAWG agencies. – To be completed
  • Conduct annual assessment of IAWG agencies’ SAC programming. – To be completed
  • Define the contents of a SAC Kit for humanitarian settings. – To be completed
  • Facilitate SAC experience sharing opportunities between agencies (“it’s just lunch”). – In progress
  • Secure diversified funding for IAWG. – Complete