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.

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.

Ashley Judd Asks: Can You Help The Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Ashley Judd has issued a special appeal on behalf of the women, girls, and babies of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Can you help provide safe birth?

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Friends of UNFPA is the official U.S.-based nonprofit supporting UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency. Find out more about us and our work.


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COVID-19 Updates

In times of crisis like the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare systems are overburdened.  UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, is continuing to reach the world’s women and girls despite the ongoing crisis.

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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

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Education is a Reproductive Health Issue.

Everyone -women, girls, men, boys– benefits from learning about their bodies, health, and rights. For women and girls, feeling in control of their health is especially important as the consequences of not knowing what care is available or where to get it can be incredibly dangerous. This is why UNFPA works to provide every person with comprehensive sexuality education, regardless of their socioeconomic status, sex, gender, sexual orientation,…


Ashley Judd, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, shows the difference lifesaving health care can make


Reformed cutters protect the next generation from female genital mutilation in Kenya


Dollars and Sense: The Economics of Violence Against Women


In Yemen’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the heaviest price

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