Due to a lack of access to sexual and reproductive health services, there have been more than 1.4 million unintended pregnancies in 115 countries since the pandemic began in 2020.
Sexual and reproductive health and rights are a vital step toward achieving gender equality and ending extreme poverty.
Investing effectively in sexual and health services enables girls to remain in school, delay marriage, avoid unwanted pregnancy, increase lifetime economic earnings, and lift themselves and future generations out of poverty.
Now is the time to ensure that no woman or girl, no matter where she lives, is denied this fundamental human right.
Right now millions of girls have no access to modern forms of contraception, and every 11 seconds a woman or her newborn dies in childbirth.
We’re calling on governments to urgently commit funds to women and girl’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. This includes $232 million by the end of 2022 to the UNFPA Supplies Partnership – which delivers essential contraceptives and life-saving maternal health interventions to some of the world's most vulnerable women and girls.
Join us in calling on world leaders to protect sexual and reproductive health rights and access to services so that every girl can plan her future – sign the petition.