UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is a global development UN agency that stands for the basic right to enjoy a healthy life for every woman, man and child.
UNFPA provides health care, supports program that increase literacy, and supports the basic human rights for everyone.
I was invited to an Americans for UNFPA luncheon by Gemma Valdez Daggatt, Board Member for Americans for UNFPA and learned about the UNFPA Global Campaign that promotes the dignity and rights of women, and is focused on improving the reproductive health for women in 150 countries worldwide. At least 2 million women in Africa, Asia and the Arab region are living with fistula. Through the UNFPA Global Campaign to End Fistula, women learn about how to prevent fistula from occurring, women affected receive treatments and support after surgery.
“Investing in women is not only the right thing to do. It is the smart thing to do. I am deeply convinced that, in women, the world has at its disposal the most significant and yet largely untapped potential for development and peace.” Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
UNFPA believes that “Women can and must play a key role in sustainable development and poverty eradication. When women are educated and healthy, their familiers, communities and countries benefit. Investments in gender equality can improve the lives of both men and women, with lasting benefits for the next generations.”
YOU can help improve the health and dignity of women in over 150 countries – contact www.americansforunfpa.org to get involved and support this work.