Our Work

Friends of UNFPA promotes the health, dignity, and rights of women and girls around the world by supporting the life-saving 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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Why is family planning important to you?

214 million women who want to avoid pregnancy face significant obstacles to using reliable contraceptives.

Help us demonstrate the importance of this human right by sharing how family planning has made of difference for you.

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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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Thousands of Rohingya women and girls have fled violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh. UNFPA needs your help to provide lifesaving reproductive health care.

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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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From human bomb to paralegal, Boko Haram survivor helps heal her community

Halima, now 19, is a paralegal dedicated to helping women and girls.   BOL, Chad – Halima Yakoy Adam was once a human bomb. When she was only 15, her husband brought her to an island near the border of Nigeria. They were going on a fishing trip, he said. Instead,…

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News, Reports

UNFPA’s Annual Report 2017: I Have the Power to Change My World

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Show Rohingya Women That We Care

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Relief for women facing treacherous journey to medical care in Guinea-Bissau

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