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.

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Women and girls around the world face significant barriers to reaching their potential and living their own lives.

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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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In rural Zambia, midwives at the Bwacha Health Center provide quality maternal care

Central Province, Zambia – “Every time I report for work, I strive to offer quality services to mothers, including conducting deliveries and discussing infant nutrition and care with new mothers,” says Flavor Kangwa, a midwife at Bwacha Health Center in Zambia’s Central Province. Skilled midwives like Ms. Kangwa are…

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Left in the Dark: How Period Taboos Put Women and Girls at Risk

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Cut to the Core: The Long-Term Effects of FGM

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Sex and Religion: How UNFPA Challenges Taboos

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Protecting midwives on the front lines of the Ebola response

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