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.

808Women

die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy or childbirth.

47,272Maternal Deaths

deaths averted thanks to UNFPA-supplied contraception in the last year.

2,550,290 girls

received child marriage prevention or protection services in 2019.

UNFPA Yemen

URGENT MOTHER'S DAY APPEAL:

For many women, childbirth can be a death sentence – malnutrition, a lack of medical services, and Coronavirus are making things harder every day. A UNFPA emergency birth kit can save two lives: a mother and her newborn.

 

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Two Kits for Mother's Day

Women do not stop becoming pregnant or giving birth for emergencies. No matter where she is or what is happening in her life, UNFPA works so every mom and newborn is cared for. Learn how UNFPA’s emergency birth kits and mama kits take of mothers and newborns in crises.

 

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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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Dominican Republic project champions safe motherhood amid COVID-19 pandemic

ELÍAS PIÑA, Dominican Republic – While Lucía’s husband is away planting peanuts, she feeds the children in their simple, clay-floored house. At 19 years old, she is already pregnant with her third child. The family struggles to get by on an income of less than three dollars per day….

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On the Brink of Famine in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

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Gender Equality, No Matter What

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5 Things to Know About the Emergency in Tigray

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Drought in Somalia forces displacement, posing particular challenges for women and girls

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