Inroads: the International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma is a global network of advocates, scholars, health providers, and donors interested in program design, research, and advocacy to address abortion stigma and its negative outcomes.
Inroads is a global network of advocates, scholars, health providers, and donors with the shared goal of shifting the conversation on abortion and creating a world free of abortion stigma.
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Abortion Stigma is a social process of devaluing those people who have had abortions or those associated with abortion. Stigma leads to the social, medical and legal marginalization of abortion worldwide. Though the effects of abortion stigma vary widely depending on context, we see common trends in how social and cultural norms, government and health system structure and policies, and community and individual practices are shaped by this social process.
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Based on the recognition that abortion stigma is central and profound barrier to acceptable, accessible healthcare, the International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma grew out of a 2013 meeting of scholars, practitioners, and advocates gathered to create an agenda and pathway for global action.
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Through their everyday work to address stigma, individual and organizational members truly make inroads a participatory, engaged network of experts. The network was designed to foster meaningful collaboration and exchange among the membership, staff, and advising steering committee. Through daily engagement and collaboration, the inroads’ staff, global Steering Committee, host organization, and donors all work to support and collaborate with inroads members to end abortion stigma.
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