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Safe Abortion Care: 10 Steps for Starting/Expanding Programming


In 2015, the IAWG Safe Abortion Care (SAC) Sub-Working Group assessed member agencies to understand the extent to which these agencies were working to increase access to safe abortion care in humanitarian settings. The assessment revealed that agencies who were successful at integrating safe abortion care into their programs shared similar traits and had implemented similar activities to achieve their success. These findings were synthesized into a 10-step process that any organization can follow to start or expand their safe abortion care programming. The purpose of this document is to demystify the process of organizational change on safe abortion care for local and international humanitarian actors and to provide useful resources for starting or expanding SAC programming.

Please note that the order of steps can be changed if needed; for example, values clarification activities may need to be an earlier step in some situations.



Comprehensive Abortion Care

Learn more about the importance of comprehensive abortion care during humanitarian crises and emergencies.