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.

47,272Maternal Deaths

deaths averted thanks to UNFPA-supplied contraception in the last year.

2,550,290 girls

received child marriage prevention or protection services in 2019.

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The escalating violence in Gaza means that pregnant women are in increased danger during childbirth.

An emergency birth kit saves lives when women have to deliver their babies in challenging conditions.

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Help the women, girls and newborns of India now

As a second wave of COVID-19 sweeps across India, women, girls and newborns need your help. We urgently need to send more PPE and medical supplies to India to protect and support our staff and help more women give birth 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

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Giving birth under a bridge during a hurricane in Honduras

3 June 2021 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Fabiola Ulloa, 23, gave birth under the bridge where she had taken shelter from a raging hurricane. Six months later, she is still there, with her new baby, partner, and 3-year-old son, living in a tent beside the road.  “My sister and I…

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Stories From the Field

Serving survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The Future of Family Planning

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Before, during, and after crisis: UNFPA’s ongoing work in Palestine

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Displaced Rohingya navigate new parenthood in Bangladesh

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