Be there for every woman and girl, no matter what
WHAT SUPPORTING UNFPA MEANS TO ME
“My personal experience after giving birth to my daughter Alma, was incredibly difficult and was a reminder of why USA for UNFPA’s work is so important. Every mother and child deserve to have the same level of care that I had during this complicated pregnancy and early weeks of Alma’s life where she spent six weeks in the NICU. We were lucky to be living in the United States, at one of the world’s top hospitals, and with a well-trained care team. I cannot imagine what it would be like to have this experience while running away from a war, living in a refugee camp, or in an area where maternal care is simply inaccessible.” – Noa Gafni, USA for UNFPA Board Member
WHAT WE DO
We believe that women’s rights are human rights – and we are working hard to ensure that they are protected as such. Here are our areas of work:
Worldwide half of all pregnancies are unintended. That’s why we’re distributing critical family planning services – contraception, counseling services, comprehensive reproductive health care, and more – throughout the world.
In 2021 alone, we helped prevent 12.7 million unintended pregnancies through our services.
Every two minutes a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth from a cause that could be prevented. Every day, this amounts to over 800 needless deaths. That’s why we’re working around the world to ensure that women have the care they need to survive pregnancy and childbirth – especially in areas torn apart by conflict.
In 2021 alone, we helped to deliver 1.5 million babies in fragile settings and prevented 39,000 maternal deaths through UNFPA-supplied contraception.
Globally, 1 in 3 women have experienced violence, including harmful practices like child marriage and female genital mutilation. Survivors of violence can suffer sexual and reproductive health consequences, including unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, traumatic fistula, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and even death. And all too often violence is tolerated or carried out by the people a woman loves and trusts most: her partner or her family.
We advocate for policies that protect women’s health and rights and further gender equality – and we support survivors of violence with medical care, legal aid, mental health counseling, and safe housing.
When crisis strikes, women and girls are among the MOST vulnerable. We work closely with local communities to ensure that the reproductive health of women and girls is sustained during emergency responses.
We help deliver menstrual hygiene supplies, provide safe delivery and family planning services, and deploy trained personnel to support women and girls during vulnerable times.
Every dollar you give is used efficiently to provide lifesaving support for women and girls. Any amount helps and your kindness truly makes a difference.
We receive 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator for accountability and transparency!
Frequently Asked Questions
Your donation will deliver sexual and reproductive health care to women and girls in over 150 countries. We work hard to keep our administrative costs as low as possible.
Yes. USA for UNFPA is a 501 c (3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations to USA for UNFPA are tax-deductible.
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