Union Nationale des Femmes de Djibouti (UNFD) was created on 30 April 1977. UNFD works for the empowerment of women and the protection of maternal and child health. UNFD also works to end poverty, illiteracy and all forms of discrimination against women. UNFD undertakes advocacy activities amongst the population of Djibouti and also targets the leaders in these activities. UNFD works to ensure that laws are passed that are favourable to women.