UNFPA

UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN organization. The UNFPA says it "is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young persons potential is fulfilled." Their work involves the improvement of reproductive health; including creation of national strategies and protocols, and providing supplies and services. Wikipedia

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN organization. The UNFPA says it "is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young persons potential is fulfilled." Their work involves the improvement of reproductive health; including creation of national strategies and protocols, and providing supplies and services. Wikipedia

Jul 31, 3:00 PM

""Islam encourages family planning and any initiative for the welfare of women."" Cheikh Hissein Hassan Abakar, President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Chad. Hundreds of Muslim religious leaders gathered in N''Djamena, Chad last week in support of the Sahel Womens Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) regional initiative, a joint response by the @UnitedNations and @WorldBank to reduce gender inequality and achieve sustainable development. Photo(s): UNFPA Chad/Ollivier Girard #WomensHealth #WomensRights #HumanRights #GlobalGoals #UNFPA #UnitedNations #Portrait #PortraitPhotography #MakePortraits #Portraits #EverydayAfrica #WestAfrica #Africa #Chad

Jul 24, 7:00 PM

""When I was 14, I dropped out of school, got married to a man with two kids [and] was abused,"" says 20-year-old Jenipher in Malawi. Fortunately, a UNFPA-supported NGO rescued Jenipher from child marriage and put her back in school. Today, she is a global girl advocate for @UNFoundation, has completed her O-Level examinations and is looking forward to a better future. Last week, on her first trip outside of Malawi, Jenipher shared her story at the 6th annual @GirlUpCampaign Leadership Summit in Washington D.C.: ""We must all be united to end child marriage. Girls like us belong in schools and not as wives."" Photo: UNFPA Malawi #Goals #GirlBoss #GirlPower #EndChildMarriage #WomensHealth #WomensRights #HumanRights #GlobalGoals #UNFPA #UnitedNations #Portrait #PortraitPhotography #MakePortraits #Portraits #EverydayEverywhere #EverydayAfrica #Malawi

Jun 23, 0:18 PM

In the aftermath of #CycloneMora, which claimed hundreds of lives and displaced thousands more people, UNFPA staff in Sri Lanka came together to raise funds to purchase relief items to benefit those most affected by this natural disaster. Last week, we distributed the relief items (including stationary, umbrellas, and exercises books) to the Ilukpotha Junior School, which is situated in a remote flood-affected village in the Kalutara district, six kilometers away from the main road. In addition to this staff-led initiative, we are supporting the Government through the @UnitedNations Central Emergency Response Fund by providing reproductive health and gender-based violence protection services to women and girls. Photo: UNFPA Sri Lanka #WomensHealth #WomensRights #HumanRights #GlobalGoals #UNFPA #UnitedNations #Portrait #PortraitPhotography #MakePortraits #Portraits #EverydayEverywhere #EverydayAsia #SriLanka

Jun 20, 9:32 PM

""Despite the focus on Syria and other conflicts I would like to tell the world not to forget about us, the refugees in Betou,"" says Dominique, one of the over 30,000 people from the Central African Republic who have come to Betoua village in the north-eastern part of Republic of the Congoin search of safe haven from their countrys brutal conflict. Today, on World Refugee Day, we proudly stand with refugees like Dominique around the world and remain committed to protecting their human rightsincluding their sexual and reproductive health and rightsand dignity, and ensuring that no one is left behind. Photo: UNFPA Republic of the Congo #WorldRefugeeDay #RefugeeDay #WithRefugees #RefugeesWelcome #Refugees #HumanRights #GlobalGoals #UNFPA #UnitedNations #Portrait #PortraitPhotography #MakePortraits #Portraits #EverydayEverywhere #EverydayAfrica #Congo