Be there for every woman and girl, no matter what
WHAT SUPPORTING UNFPA MEANS TO ME
“I’m from Nigeria and came from a family where it was instilled in me early on that serving others is very important. I first learned about the lifesaving work of UNFPA through my sister, who worked with UNFPA in Sierra Leone providing support to women with obstetric fistula – a serious childbirth injury causing a vaginal tear that can lead to incontinence, social isolation, and depression. I was moved to join USA for UNFPA’s Board of Directors to contribute to the health, dignity, and well-being of women and girls globally, especially in Africa, where I have seen the daily challenges women and girls face.” – Tosin Durotoye, 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:
Empowering Women to Plan Their Pregnancies
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.
Keeping Motherhood Safe
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.
Protecting Women and Girls
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.
Delivering care in Emergencies
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.
Give with Confidence to USA for UNFPA
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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