CAC Conclave

CAC Conclave: Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), is dedicated to strengthening women’s access to Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) in India. CAC Conclave is IDF’s endeavour to create a wider community of advocates for comprehensive abortion care in India.

The objective of CAC Conclave is to provide a national platform for diverse voices for sharing their experiences and building a cohesive network of concerned advocates. Through CAC Conclave, we engage with an expanded group of academicians, NGOs, researchers, lawyers, service providers etc., and expand the discourse on the subject. CAC Conclave also provides online and offline networking and learning opportunities to the members and ultimately contributes to the cause of reducing unsafe abortions in India.

Initiative under CAC Conclave:

CAC Conclave events: IDF has hosted events in 2016 and 2017 bringing together stakeholders from diverse fields to collaborate and discuss strategies for strengthening women’s access to CAC services.

First CAC Conclave: IDF hosted the first CAC Conclave in New Delhi on June 27 and 28, 2016. Please click here to know more.

Second CAC Conclave: IDF hosted the second CAC Conclave in New Delhi on July 10 and 11, 2017. Please click here to know more.

Third CAC Conclave 2018: IDF hosted the third CAC Conclave – Expanding the Discourse on Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) in India on July 3 – 4, 2018 in New Delhi. The conclave is part of a series of events held in 2016 and 2017. Please click here to know more.

CAC Conclave google group: Engagement among stakeholders is not limited only to the events. The purpose of CAC Conclave is to bring together concerned individuals and organizations for ongoing discussions and solutions. One of the strategies for this is online communication. The members that have come together at the events are also connected on an online listserv. The group offers members opportunities to share their experiences and insights and materials for wider use. Please write to us at for more information about the group.

Members speak: CAC Conclave members also share their thoughts and ideas through online posts. Please click blogs to access the posts.