Ensuring Rights and Choices for All

Friends of UNFPA promotes the health, dignity, and rights of women and girls around the world by supporting the lifesaving work of UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, through education, advocacy, and fundraising. UNFPA is the lead United Nations entity for reproductive health and rights for all. Working in over 155 countries, UNFPA works to end the unmet need for family planning, to end preventable maternal deaths, and to end violence and harmful practices against women and girls.

808Women

die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy or childbirth.

73,500Maternal Deaths

deaths averted from thanks to UNFPA-supplied contraception in 2018.

68 MillionCouples

provided with a year’s worth of contraception throughout developing countries in 2018.

UNFPA Yemen

On the Brink of Famine in the World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Famine is imminent in Yemen, brought on by climate change, a collapsing economy, and years of conflict. Starvation, however, is already widespread, and its presence has had a devastating impact on the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls.

 

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Two Kits for Mother's Day

Women do not stop becoming pregnant or giving birth for emergencies. No matter where she is or what is happening in her life, UNFPA works so every mom and newborn is cared for. Learn how UNFPA’s emergency birth kits and mama kits take of mothers and newborns in crises.

 

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UNFPA’s Work

UNFPA is the lead United Nations entity focused on reproductive health and rights for all. Working in more than 155 countries, UNFPA delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

Family Planning

Safe Motherhood

Humanitarian Response

Treating and Preventing Obstetric Fistula

Ending Female Genital Mutilation

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On the Brink of Famine in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

In the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, women and girls shoulder the greatest burden. They are more likely to have become migrants. They are caregivers for COVID-19 patients. Women and girls are at greater risk of violence, including child marriage. And, they are less and less able to get the care they need. And…

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Gender Equality, No Matter What

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5 Things to Know About the Emergency in Tigray

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Two kits for Mother’s Day: the lifesaving power of UNFPA emergency birthing kits and mama kits

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Elopement or kidnapping? A love story in Afghanistan

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