UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.
UNFPA is the lead United Nations agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
We are making great progress on the African continent. Since 1990, the rate of maternal deaths in Africa has almost halved, and the CARMMA initiative is helping to speed up progress. More women and men are better able to plan and space their children. Young people are more empowered in sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.
For centuries, female genital mutilation or cutting has been practiced throughout much of Africa. But dealing as it…