The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) is the only international fund focused exclusively on the right to safe and legal abortion. It was established in 2006 in part to meet the critical need for funding that arose upon the re-imposition of the ‘Global Gag Rule’.
SAAF (hosted by IPPF) quickly became an important and unique funding mechanism – unequivocally focusing on de-stigmatizing and increasing access to safe legal abortion across the world and supporting organisations that serve people living in the most restrictive environments.
Where financial support for abortion initiatives is scarce, particularly for organisations that may not be able to access large international funding mechanisms, SAAF provides a channel that can effectively support and strengthen the capacity of these groups, without the high administrative burden required by many donors.
For more information about the fund visit the SAAF website www.saafund.org