1. Francisca del Carmen Espinoza Ortiz leads the Board of Directors for the Red Nacional de Casas Maternas — Maternity Homes National Network. She helps raise maternal survival rates and the value of womens lives throughout Nicaragua. Under Franciscas leadership, Casas Maternas provides comprehensive medical care and temporary shelter to more than 11,000 women annually. She relies on UNFPA to equip new homes and strengthen those in existence. Today, the Casas Maternas includes 60 homes.

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  2. Monira Rahman is a human rights defender, who works to create a society where women live a life free from the fear of violence. For seventeen years, her efforts have centered on ending violence, abuse and discrimination against women in Bangladesh. As Executive Director of the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) Monira has raised awareness and brought about institutional change, including new laws to discourage attackers and prevent future violence. ASF runs a 20-bed hospital and treats 600-700 acid attack survivors annually—many were attacked years ago and never received care. Through ASF, survivors also access mental health services and employment opportunities.

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Americans for UNFPA

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About Americans for UNFPA

We build moral, political and financial support within the United States for UNFPA. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, provides women’s health and promotes the rights of women in 180 countries. It is the largest international…


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About Americans for UNFPA

We build moral, political and financial support within the United States for UNFPA. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, provides women’s health and promotes the rights of women in 180 countries. It is the largest international source of such assistance.

We are the official committee for UNFPA in the United States. We are a U.S. based 501C-3 organization funded by private foundations, corporations and individual donors. We were founded in 1998. We educate, advocate and raise funds for UNFPA.

UNFPA, like all UN agencies, is funded by the voluntary contributions of governments and private foundations. UNFPA was founded in 1969.
Our Work

Our outreach has generated tens of thousands of supporters for global women’s health and channeled their passion into advocacy on behalf of UNFPA’s program. The result is an increase in the U.S. government’s contribution to UNFPA to $50 million. (UNFPA, like all UN agencies, is funded by the voluntary contributions of governments and private foundations.)

Our current goal is to gradually increase U.S. funding to $100 million for the life saving work of UNFPA.

About Americans for UNFPASince 1998 we have raised over $40 million to support UNFPA’s work from individuals, foundation and corporations.

Each year Americans for UNFPA honors individuals who have made exemplary contributions to women’s health and/or the promotion of women’s rights around the world. These extraordinary individuals promote women in their own communities, often in challenging circumstances. These are stories of courage and commitment that Americans rarely hear.

Each year an American college student becomes a young ambassador for UNFPA. Chosen for her interest in a career that promotes women around the world, the winner of our Student Award travels to visit one of our honorees, lobbies her members of Congress and educates her classmates on the challenges and solutions to global women’s health.

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