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Conflict fueling sexual violence in northern Ethiopia

MEKELLE, Tigray – “We tried to flee on the back of a truck, but they caught us. They took me away, raped me and left me in the bush.” Mahlet* was just 17 when she fled her home in November 2021 to escape the conflict raging in Ethiopia’s northern...

Your Impact in 2021

Thanks to your generous support, we reached millions of women and girls with lifesaving care in 2021. You can hear directly from the women and girls you supported and learn more about the impact of your gift in our 2021 Annual Report. Last year, you helped: • Prevent...
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Ukrainian refugees in Moldova guaranteed access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services

KYIV, Ukraine – “I caught the last evacuation train out. The next day, the station was bombed.” Katya is still haunted by the very different turn her life could have taken.  At seven-months pregnant, she had been hiding with her family in a basement for 11 days. When she...

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

June 24, 2022New York, NY 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.   UNFPA, the...

Out in Your Community: A New Way to Support Women and Girls  

It can be dizzying to keep up with all that is going on in the world: from the news coming out of Ukraine; to developments in other humanitarian emergencies like those in Yemen, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; to the potential upheaval of reproductive health...