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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830 Mothers Die Everyday In Childbirth

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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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Wheels of change in Azerbaijan: cycling towards girls’ empowerment

MINGACHEVIR, Azerbaijan — For two long years, Gulnar, 14, was unable to continue her education. The distance between her home in rural Azerbaijan and the nearest school was just too far. But then her brother went away to do his military service, leaving behind his old bicycle. Gulnar…

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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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Friends of UNFPA to sponsor the 2019 Family of Woman Film Festival

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Ramping up cervical cancer prevention efforts in the Republic of Moldova

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