U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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As the oldest of 36 national committees for UNICEF throughout the world, the mission of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is to promote the survival, protection, and development of all children worldwide through fundraising, advocacy, and education. Our work is accomplished through a collaborative tapestry of individuals, non-governmental organizations, corporate partners, faith-based organizations, the media, grass-roots groups, and children themselves, all of whom have joined UNICEF to help shape a world where the basic needs and human rights of every child are realized. A world where all children share in the joy and promise of childhood, realizing their rights to dignity, security, and self-fulfillment.
Since 1947, we have provided more than $1.6 billion in cash and Gifts-in-Kind (donated supplies and services) to assist UNICEF?s lifesaving programs.

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Stand with UNICEF to #endFGM

It’s hard to believe, but the global problem of female genital mutilation, or FGM, will rise significantly over the coming years. That means that unless we do something to end this horrifying practice, more babies, girls and young women than ever before face mutilation and violence. We can end this. Pledge $10 today to help UNICEF and its partners protect the rights of girls around the world and work to #endFGM. Here are the facts on FGM: - It’s not going away: We know that at least 200 million women and girls have been subjected to this violent and intrusive practice. Far from going away, FGM is more widespread than ever before. It happens everywhere. - It’s not just in remote villages: Girls and women are being mutilated on every continent, in over 3o countries — from small communities in Somalia to large cities in the United States of America. - It mostly affects the young: The majority of girls who have suffered from female genital mutilation were cut before reaching their fifth birthday. These girls have no choice and no voice to fight back, unless we help them. We can end this. - It’s time to end the silence: There should be zero tolerance for FGM. More than 15,000 communities in 20 countries have publicly declared that they are abandoning FGM, including more than 2,000 in just the last year. Most people in countries where FGM data exist — including men and boys — agree that the practice should end. UNICEF is fighting to #endFGM by providing counseling, medical care, and most importantly, education. Your pledge today will help fund this and other lifesaving work on behalf of vulnerable children around the world. We can end this. Pledge $10 today to help UNICEF and its partners protect the rights of girls around the world and work to #endFGM.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF
79,349 supporters