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.

Send an Emergency Birth Kit to Gaza now

The escalating violence in Gaza means that pregnant women are in increased danger during childbirth.

An emergency birth kit saves lives when women have to deliver their babies in challenging conditions.

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

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Give Lifesaving Care to Women and Girls Fleeing Conflict

As the violent conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, enters its eighth month and famine looms, pregnant women and newborns urgently need your help.

The hostilities have greatly reduced health services, staff and supplies. Thousands of women and girls in Tigray are in need of essential life-saving medicine, supplies, and care now.

 

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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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Stories From the Field

Tracking contraceptives improves health services and choice in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda – When Isirimu Margret got pregnant at 16, her hope to continue her studies vanished. She dropped out of school, married her partner, and had a child. So when the chance to obtain family planning counseling at her local health facility, supported by UNFPA, arose, she took…

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Takeaways from the Emergency in Tigray

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Coding in Palestine: How Tech Education Keeps Girls Safe and Expands Opportunities

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As Afghanistan grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases, one midwife shares her strength

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Treating the invisible wounds of violence in Peru

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