Learn about the IFPA’s advocacy work

Abortion in Ireland

The IFPA believes that abortion is an intimate aspect of private life, intricately linked with human rights values and principles that protect a women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive rights.

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Abortion in Ireland: a Historical Timeline

When the Irish people voted in May 2018 to overturn Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion, it signalled the end of over 150 years of the criminalisation of women and girls.

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Global Issues

Globally, an estimated 225 million women and girls wish to avoid pregnancy but do not have access to modern contraception.

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Your Rights

Reproductive rights embrace certain human rights that are already recognized in national laws, international human rights documents and other consensus documents.

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Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female cutting, is a harmful practice that violates the human rights of women and girls.

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Our Approach

The IFPA advocates for legal and policy changes that will advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Irish Family Planning Association