Founded in 1969, UNFPA is the lead United Nations sexual and reproductive health and rights agency. Today, UNFPA works in more than 150 countries to ensure every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every woman and girl can reach her fullest potential.
Established by concerned American citizens, USA for UNFPA is a U.S.-based non-profit organization, dedicated to building support for UNFPA’s work within the United States. We raise awareness among Americans about global sexual and reproductive health, mobilize support to provide lifesaving care to women and girls worldwide, and advocate for gender equality.
We want a world where women become pregnant only when they want to. A world where giving birth is safe for every mother and child. And a world where women and girls live free from harmful practices and violence. By supporting and empowering women and girls, we will be creating a world that is better for everyone. We won’t stop until this becomes reality, no matter what.
We use our voice passionately to bring women and girls across the world access to sexual and reproductive health care and to keep them safe from violence and harmful practices. We champion the rights of women and girls to make their own decisions about what is best for their lives and futures. And we help ensure their real-life experiences and views are heard and respected. We are a catalyst for profound positive change among women, their families, and their communities. To achieve this, we focus relentlessly on inspiring people to support UNFPA’s vital and impactful work.
for and with those we serve, we say and do what’s right, not what’s easy, no matter what.
as part of turning our values into action; we are responsible and transparent.
we make a real impact for women and girls worldwide, and we can prove it.
we are passionate about our work and are deeply committed to our mission.
OUR TRANSFORMATIONAL GOALS
Ending the Unmet need for Family Planning
Today, 218 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe and effective family planning methods. Access to modern family planning resources and science-based, human rights-grounded information is essential to securing the health and futures of women and girls. We provide this care and work with communities so women and girls have the power to make decisions for their bodies, lives, and futures.
Ending Preventable Maternal Death
Every two minutes, a woman dies from preventable pregnancy and childbirth complications. The vast majority of these needless deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, where poverty, conflict, and other emergencies put women and girls at risk. We make motherhood safe by training, equipping, and deploying midwives so pregnant women have access to lifesaving prenatal and safe delivery care.
Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
Violence against women and girls, including harmful practices like child marriage and female genital mutilation, is widespread. In fact, 1 in 3 women will experience sexual or physical violence at the hands of a partner. We support survivors of violence with mental health counseling, safe spaces, and education and employment opportunities so they take back their lives.
Responding to Humanitarian Crises
Even before an emergency, we are on the ground strengthening health care systems and delivering critical supplies and lifesaving care. So, when crisis does strike in Ukraine, Ethiopia, Haiti, Afghanistan, or elsewhere, we are there. We have the tools, relationships, and expertise necessary to quickly restore access to lifesaving sexual and reproductive health care and bring women and girls a sense of safety and dignity.
See the impact of your support and hear from the women and girls we serve.