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.

830Women

(estimated) 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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Rohingya women and girls need your help

Two years after being forced from their homes, Rohingya women and girls still lack basic reproductive health services.

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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

News & Reports

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5 Upsetting Reasons Women Aren’t Using Family Planning Around the World Today

Family planning is a human right, and everyone should be able to decide when, if, and with whom they have children. However, women all over the world face barriers to accessing family planning.

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Terrified and Giving Birth Alone: Emergency Birth Kits Save Moms in Humanitarian Crises

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The Continuing Crisis: Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Refugees Saves the Lives of Rohingya Women

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Freetown- A look into sexual and reproductive health in Sierra Leone

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Preventable maternal deaths down from 2000, but rate of progress at a crawl

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