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International Women's Day - An annual wake-up call

March 8 is International Women's Day. An important day of remembrance to remind us of all the right things we are already doing, and an annual wake-up call about what still needs to be done. By the time you finish reading this article, at least two women worldwide will have died as a result of pregnancy. In fact, every two minutes, according to

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"The emergency aid system makes you sick": asylum seekers after negative decision

Media release - Rejected asylum seekers in Switzerland usually end up in the emergency aid system. Here, the conditions are almost everywhere inhumane and harmful to health, criticize about 450 professionals from medicine, psychotherapy and psychology. In an open letter to the authorities and politicians, as well as to offices and enforcement organizations, they demand humane treatment of asylum seekers with negative decisions. Support

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New chance for mother and child

A lack of sex education and the dream of a life without poverty are responsible for a large number of teenage pregnancies in Tanzania. EBLI's education program in Mwanza on Lake Victoria coaches young mothers in need for a good life in independence for themselves and their children. Diana Marco has developed the holistic training with the partner organization of terre des hommes switzerland.

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"Corona test costs a fortune"

What is the health situation in Zimbabwe and what are the consequences of the pandemic for the population? What do the Covid 19 restrictions mean for the rampant sexual violence against girls and women in South Africa and what is the NGO LifeLine doing about it? The big interview with Tayson Mudarikiri (36) in Harare, project coordinator of terre des hommes switzerland for Zimbabwe and

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"Space for collective reflection"

At the end of October, 50 professionals from five countries in two continents and three time zones met for the SRHR platform of terre des hommes switzerland. The topic was sexual health in work with young people in southern Africa. Due to the pandemic, the conference took place in the digital space. Hafid Derbal, Project Coordinator for Zimbabwe and South Africa and Health Specialist

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Nobuhle Moyo and her grandfather. Bekezela helps the adults to better understand the situation and feelings of their children.

Prevention and education that goes down well

In the Zimbabwean Bubi mini-district one in five people is infected with HIV. However, those affected have hardly any access to medical help. Together with our partner organisation Bekezela, we train young people to protect themselves properly against HIV/AIDS and early pregnancy.

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Side view on the participants of the panel discussion at the aidsfocus conference 2015.

HIV/AIDS - nobody must be left behind

People who belong to the particularly vulnerable groups are also exposed to special dangers in connection with HIV/AIDS. The speakers at the conference "HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups - No one left behind" made it impressively clear how this special problem should be taken into account in daily project work.

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Marie Gilbrin speaks to the audience of the aidsfocus conference.

aidsfocus.ch conference: Sexual violence and HIV

The annual conference of aidsfocus.ch and terre des hommes schweiz on 10 April 2014 in Berne was devoted to the topic of "Sexual Violence and HIV". According to the WHO, every third woman worldwide is exposed to physical and/or sexual violence. These attacks have a direct impact on the health of those affected and are one of the main causes of HIV infection.
Irene Bush, PSS Psychosocial Support Unit

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