UNFPA - SHELTER FROM THE STORM
A transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world
Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
UNFPA remains committed to the full realization of the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women and girls, wherever they live, and under all conditions, crisis or otherwise, at all times. The surfeit of conflicts and disasters all around us today means that UNFPA is delivering a larger share of its services in crisis settings.
When women and girls can obtain sexual and reproductive health services, along with a variety of humanitarian programmes that deliberately tackle inequalities, the benefits of interventions grow exponentially and carry over from the acute phase of a crisis well into the future as countries and communities rebuild and people reclaim their lives.
Together we must strive for a world where women and girls are no longer disadvantaged in multiple ways but are equally empowered to realize their full potential, and contribute to the development and stability of their communities and nations—before, during or after a crisis.
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund
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