The UN Population Fund and its partners launched the global Campaign to End Fistula, which is now active in more than 55 countries, working to prevent and treat fistula, and to rehabilitate and empower fistula survivors. So far UNFPA has supported more than 113,000 surgical repairs for women and girls since 2013, and partner agencies have supported thousands more.
Are pregnant women at increased risk? Is the epidemic affecting women disproportionately? Are rates of domestic violence rising? Learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects women, pregnancy, family planning care and medical care.
International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.