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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Help Women and Girls in Ukraine

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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Friends of UNFPA is the official U.S.-based nonprofit supporting UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Find out more about us and our work.


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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.


Give Lifesaving Care to Women and Girls Fleeing Conflict

As the violent conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, enters its eighth month and famine looms, pregnant women and newborns urgently need your help.

The hostilities have greatly reduced health services, staff and supplies. Thousands of women and girls in Tigray are in need of essential life-saving medicine, supplies, and care now.



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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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From California to Ukraine: Empowering Women and Girls

Girls’ Power Association (GPA) of Santa Monica College has partnered with Friends of UNFPA to deliver lifesaving sexual and reproductive care to women and girls in Ukraine.  GPA is a club that pursues women’s freedom, fairness, and rights and works to eliminate discrimination and sexual harassment in school…

Stories From the Field

UNFPA and WFP join forces to meet soaring reproductive health and nutrition needs in southern Madagascar


Safe and Sound in Zaatari Camp for Syrian Refugees 

Stories From the Field

Ukrainian refugees build new lives far from home


Ethiopia’s worst drought in 40 years threatens to derail gains made in maternal and newborn health

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