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.


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.

29 million women

reached with sexual and reproductive health care in humanitarian settings in 2021.

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As fighting escalates in Ukraine, we will stay and scale up the delivery of lifesaving services. We know that women and girls will be among those most at risk.


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Women and girls at risk in Afghanistan

Friends of UNFPA is fully committed to supporting the women and girls of Afghanistan, no matter what. Everyone has the right to quality reproductive health and rights. For decades, UNFPA has provided essential health services to the people of Afghanistan including maternal and newborn care, along with services for safety and protection.


Friends of UNFPA Stands with Women in the United States and Around the World

During this difficult time for women and girls in the United States and around the world, we believe our mission is of critical importance: to ensure every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

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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


Sri Lanka’s once robust health system nears collapse amid crisis – and pregnant women pay the price

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – When Ruchika became pregnant with her second child in October 2021, she could not have imagined what her life would like before delivery. Hours before delivering her baby, she found herself in a crowded distribution line, pleading for fuel to get to the hospital. “The…

Stories From the Field

Conflict fueling sexual violence in northern Ethiopia


Your Impact in 2021

Stories From the Field

Ukrainian refugees in Moldova guaranteed access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services


Midwives in Afghanistan defy constraints and crises to save lives of women and newborns

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