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.

73,500Maternal Deaths

deaths averted from thanks to UNFPA-supplied contraception in 2018.

68 MillionCouples

provided with a year’s worth of contraception throughout developing countries in 2018.

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COVID-19 has put the elderly, frontline healthcare providers, women, and girls at risk. Your gift will be matched by a generous member of our Board of Directors up to $20,000 to help provide essential care and equipment to vulnerable women and girls and frontline health workers around the world.


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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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COVID-19 Updates

In times of crisis like the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare systems are overburdened.  UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, is continuing to reach the world’s women and girls despite the ongoing crisis.


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


For Kyrgyzstan’s LGBTQI community, risks escalate under COVID-19 pandemic

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Alina* has faced a lifetime of challenges all too familiar to other transgender people. And she says those difficulties have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alina was young when she began to feel like she was “living in somebody else’s body,” she said. “I loved…


Safety elusive for women in South Sudan’s protection sites amid pandemic


Health workers in West Africa “in daily danger” while providing reproductive health services


Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls


“We are making a difference”: Advocating against period poverty and female genital mutilation in The Gambia

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