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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Fear and exhaustion shadow Venezuelan women on the long trek to Peru

The escalation of tensions and economic hardship have compelled millions to exit Venezuela. Women and girl migrants are especially vulnerable during border crossings. Many fear sexual violence and exploitation as they travel great distances, often alone.

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The 2019 Family of Woman Film Festival: A Celebration of Women

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UNFPA Provides Care and Services in Yemen with Your Help

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Incredible Work and an Urgent Need: A Visit to UNFPA Madagascar

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A guiding hand: School counsellors in Sierra Leone address early pregnancy, child marriage

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