Donor Rankings, 2021
The Italian Development Cooperation approach to the protection, welfare and empowerment of women and girls is fully consistent with UNFPA’s mandate.
Italy adopted a cross-cutting approach to gender equality, with a focus on ending gender-based violence, including domestic violence and violence in emergency settings; stopping harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child and forced marriage; strengthening health systems, including through training, health education, and access to services; and promoting economic and social empowerment by putting women and girls at the center of its development programmes. Comprehensive women’s empowerment is one of the longstanding priorities of Italian development cooperation. Women’s economic empowerment is one of the longstanding priorities of Italian development cooperation, and jointly with gender equality, was mainstreamed across all G20 pillars (People, Planet, Prosperity) under the Italian presidency in 2021.
Specific areas of collaboration between Italy and UNFPA amongst others include promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights; preventing and responding to gender-based violence, including in humanitarian contexts like Afghanistan; providing reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services; enhancing youth health to harness the demographic dividend; and promoting economic and social empowerment of women and girls.
The Agenda 2030 and SDG5 can be achieved only if women and girls’ well-being, needs and rights are positioned at the centre of our international efforts and included in key investment and budget policies. In pursuing this objective and fulfilling our engagement in advancing the Nairobi Summit commitments on ICPD, the Italian Government continues to prioritize gender equality, women empowerment and reproductive health and rights in its development cooperation policy and action. In this journey, UNFPA is a valuable and key partner.Marina Sereni, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Key Results 2018-2021
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal deaths averted1,213Unsafe abortions prevented128,206Fistula repair surgeries supported383Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services811,951
- Family planningUnintended pregnancies prevented445,002Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies1,594,042HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms2,783Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes48,374Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms123,623
- Gender based violence and harmful practicesGirls saved from female genital mutilation2,659Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services17,803Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services712Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage46,216Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation10,561Disclaimer
Key results are for illustrative purposes only, and reflect what a donor has contributed to through funding to UNFPA since 2018. Key results presented here may not reflect the figures provided by government donors.
Contributions Since 2014
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Donors are displayed in order of overall contributions to UNFPA in a given year, as indicated by the drop-down menu.2021 | Top
Donor Global Statistics
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