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.


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

47,272Maternal Deaths

deaths averted thanks to UNFPA-supplied contraception in the last year.

29 million women

reached with sexual and reproductive health care in humanitarian settings in 2021.

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As fighting escalates in Ukraine, we will stay and scale up the delivery of lifesaving services. We know that women and girls will be among those most at risk.


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Women and girls at risk in Afghanistan

Friends of UNFPA is fully committed to supporting the women and girls of Afghanistan, no matter what. Everyone has the right to quality reproductive health and rights. For decades, UNFPA has provided essential health services to the people of Afghanistan including maternal and newborn care, along with services for safety and protection.


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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Stories From the Field

Women and girls in Pakistan need urgent health and protection services amid epic flood disaster

BALOCHISTAN, Pakistan – “I walked for about 35 kilometers while in labor because the floods had damaged the road between my village and the hospital,” said Bakhtnama Khairullah, 32, from Harnai in Balochistan province. Hers was one of the first areas to be hit by unprecedented monsoon rains that…


UNFPA & the War in Ukraine: 6 months of Support for Women and Girls


Floods in Yemen upend tens of thousands of lives already fleeing brutal conflict


Left in the Dark: How Period Taboos Put Women and Girls at Risk — Friends of UNFPA 


Forced into early motherhood, a child rape survivor in the Comoros fights stigma to finish school

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