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.


(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.


lives saved from preventable deaths during pregnancy and childbirth by UNFPA between 2014 and 2016.

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You Can Help End Obstetric Fistula

Hundreds of thousands of women and girls suffer from obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury.

UNFPA has supported over 100,000 fistula repair surgeries so that survivors can reclaim their lives.

No woman or girl should be deprived of her dignity, hopes and dreams.


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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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Cyclone Idai: Mothers’ Lives Are At Risk

Nearly 75,000 pregnant women lack access to life-saving health care.

You can help deliver supplies and services so they can deliver their babies safely.


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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


5 ways female genital mutilation undermines the health of women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I have met many women who have suffered tremendously during labour,” said Dr. Kenza Aden, a general practitioner in Djibouti. This is because most of her patients – like about 78 per cent of girls and women aged 15-49 in Djibouti – have undergone female…


5 Examples of Men Standing Up for Women’s Rights around the World


Just like your mother? Seven ways motherhood has changed (or not) in the last 25 years


Women and Climate Change


Beauty for the brave: Abuse survivors learn to make it on their own

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