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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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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Lifesaving services at risk as humanitarian funding dries up in Yemen

Lifesaving services at risk in Yemen – The loss of funding will directly affect 650,000 women accessing reproductive health care and more than 1 million would be at risk if all facilities close.

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The Dangers of Child Marriage and 5 Ways to End this Human Rights Abuse

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

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

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In Myanmar communities torn apart by conflict, youth centres nurture health, learning and well-being

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