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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Women and girls around the world face significant barriers to reaching their potential and living their own lives.

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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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Every step of the way… UNFPA is there

Women and girls around the world face significant barriers to reaching their potential and living their own lives.  These barriers include: child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), early and unintended pregnancy, lack of access to family planning, and delivering a child without proper medical care.  But with your…

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In Moldova, life skills education helps girls find a better path

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“We have sexual desires, too”: Young women with disabilities demand access to information and services

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