sexual and reproductive health

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...
According to the World Health Organization, every day 800 women worldwide die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, with 13% of these deaths resulting from abortion procedures. To help reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with unwanted pregnancies and abortions in women...
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A difficult situation
© Jelle Boone

After 20 years of civil wars and political instability, Somalia remains a conflict zone.

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.

Niger © Olivier Papegnies

Malnutrition is a major public health problem in Niger. Whether severe or acute, approximately one in every 7 children is suffering from it.  However, there are convincing results coming from therapeutic feeding centres.

Women and children
© Quentin Top

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 e

Contraception and family planning

Provinces in the north and east of Sri Lanka are slowly recovering from a civil war which lasted 26 years.