Laws and policies

Global Abortion Policies Database

This is an interactive open-access database that includes current abortion laws, policies and national standards and guidelines.

Abortion Policies - A global review

This resource presents a country-by-country examination of national policies related to induced abortion and the context within which abortion takes place.

Access to Safe Abortion: A tool for assessing obstacles

This IPPF resource is an assessment tool that professionals and other interested people can use to become aware of legal and other obstacles that make access to safe abortion difficult or impossible.

Sexual Health, Human Rights and the Law

This report shows how states in different parts of the world can and do support sexual health through legal and other mechanisms that are consistent with human rights standards and their own human rights obligations.


The Maputo Protocol

This is the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.