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.

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.

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URGENT: COVID-19 APPEAL

COVID-19 has put women and girls at risk. Lockdowns to control the virus could leave 47 million women unable to use contraception. More unintended pregnancies lead to more deaths during pregnancy and childbirth. Help deliver lifesaving reproductive health care around the world.

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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

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Humanitarian Response

Treating and Preventing Obstetric Fistula

Ending Female Genital Mutilation

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Midwives on the front lines working to reverse Afghanistan’s high maternal death rate

SHAHRISTAN, Afghanistan – “It was midnight on 6 August when there was a loud knocking at my front door. My husband answered. A person stood in the dark, asking for my help. “A baby was being born,” Shirin described to UNFPA. It was the start of Shirin’s greatest challenge…

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Reproductive health centers resume life-saving services in Yemen, but funding remains scarce

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The Recent History of U.S. Funding for UNFPA

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What we learn by listening to girls

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The future we want for women and girls

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