Our Work

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.

16 MillionWomen

and girls given access to reproductive health care, counseling, and family planning services during humanitarian emergencies through UNFPA programs in 2016.

93,000Mothers’

lives saved from preventable deaths during pregnancy and childbirth by UNFPA between 2014 and 2016.

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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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Youth voices: Acting to end the stigma of homelessness and menstruation in Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—Imagine, on a day when you had your period, if you had to choose between buying food or pads. What would your priority be? This difficult decision is a reality for homeless women each and every month. The routine tasks of managing personal hygiene and…

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Wheels of change in Azerbaijan: cycling towards girls’ empowerment

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‘Stay Safe Mama’ saves mothers and their newborns

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The World Needs Safe Motherhood

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Surviving Ebola: “I was so afraid to die and be put in a body bag”

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