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Friends of UNFPA 2019 Annual Report

Read the Friends of UNFPA 2019 Annual Report! In 2019, few of us knew the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic would change the world we live in.  At home, over 200,000 Americans -disproportionately Black and Brown- have died from the virus, wearing a mask has become political, economic insecurity is widespread, and “normal” life seems...

A lifetime -and a legacy- of advocacy

“Together, we can improve the world long after we’re here to see it.” Mary Lindsay, one of Friends of UNFPA’s co-founders, on why she has named Friends of UNFPA in her will and encourages her fellow supporters to do the same. Mary Lindsay spent nearly five decades championing...

Your Impact: Female genital mutilation outlawed in Sudan!

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the piercing, cutting, removing, or sewing closed of a girl’s external genitalia for no medical reason. Women who’ve been subjected to FGM are at risk of a lifetime of physical and emotional pain. Although internationally condemned, FGM persists. In many countries, FGM is...

ASK AN EXPERT: Sarah Craven, Director of UNFPA's Washington, D.C. Office

Sarah and her team demonstrate to members of Congress and other change-makers how UNFPA empowers women and girls to live with health, dignity, and opportunity. She recently answered questions about the impact of the U.S. government’s refusal to support UNFPA. What is one example of how the United...

CATASTROPHE IN YEMEN: As COVID-19 rages, UNFPA provides care despite funding shortfalls

Earlier this year, Mariam, a pregnant mother of four, had been receiving free prenatal care at Bani Shamakh, a UNFPA-supported facility in Yemen. When she arrived one day in May, bleeding heavily, maternal health services were no longer available. Mariam hemorrhaged to death. It has been more than...

Friends of UNFPA notes with great sadness the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Justice Ginsburg’s career-spanning positions against discrimination and her championing of gender equality and women’s rights resonate deeply with Friends of UNFPA’s vision and values. Like Justice Ginsburg, we passionately believe in a world where each and every person can live a life of their own choosing to its fullest potential.   Friends of UNFPA...