Africa

En 2009, un projet de loi prévoyait la peine de mort pour les homosexuels séropositifs. ©Neamoscou
In Uganda, homosexuality is considered a crime punishable by long years in prison. In this country where an estimated 2% of the population is thought to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), coming out is perilous, both for the people concerned and for their families. Despite the best...
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The armed conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government forces began in 2009, in the north-east of the country before spreading to the region of Lake Chad and the neighbouring regions. Since 2015, the Joint Multinational Force combining troops from Chad , Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and...
Scène de rue, à Dar-Es-Salam, en Tanzanie © William Daniels
Because Tanzania is one of the major transit points for heroin trafficking from Central Asia, drug use has spread, and with it the transmission of AIDS and Hepatitis. The country has 300,000 drug users , of whom, half are concentrated in Dar es Salaam, the main city. Risky practices, such as needle...
In Kinshasa, about half of all pregnancies are unwanted and across the country, one in four girls becomes pregnant for the first time before the age of 19. Access to contraception is illegal for minors and abortion is permitted only for medical purposes, but even in such cases access to abortion is...
In Uganda, homophobia is a harsh reality for LGBT people (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). Since 2009, the country has tried several times to tighten its legislation against homosexuality. Recent parliamentary debates have reinforced an already deeply rooted intolerance, fuelled by certain...
Women and children The Island’s overall health situation has deteriorated since the political crisis in 2009. Women are the first to suffer. By failing to arrive on time in healthcare centres, many of them die during childbirth. Whilst use of contraception has increased, access to modern, effective...
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Kenya is one of the countries with the most injecting drug users . Users are stigmatised by the population and by health professionals, they are marginalised, and often have no access to the care that they need. Without the necessary treatment, with no sterile equipment available and often unaware...
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Virtually all women from the Afar people undergo extreme genital mutilation, with total ablation of the clitoris and the labia minora and with an almost total closure of the labia majora (this is known as infibulation and not excision). In zone 5 of the Afar region, this mutilation is carried out...
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Battered women, children living on the streets, prisoners, victims of political violence, disabled people, people who use drugs , people suffering from Aids or hepatitis C… There are many Egyptians who suffer from mood disorders, anxiety disorders or post-traumatic stress. These ailments impact...
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Young people and teenager's sexuality There continue to be many obstacles in the way of access to good quality healthcare in Côte d’Ivoire, in particular the absence of a legislative framework for SRH (the current law dates back to1920), the lack of funding for contraceptive products and stock outs...
 
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