Fonds Urgence & Développement


In 2019, one in three women worldwide still lacks access to a toilet or an effective health system. With this in mind, the Rescue & Recover Fund decided to focus its end-of-year campaign on access to hygiene and health for the most vulnerable women in three areas. Now more than ever we are asking for your support!

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With CARE in northwest Madagascar
With CARE in northwest Madagascar

to facilitate young women?s access to menstrual hygiene products and raise their awareness

Lack of access to intimate care stigmatizes many women in this poor region of Madagascar. Many women are forced to put their livelihoods on hold during menstruation, isolating themselves for fear of being discriminated against. Resorting to improper remedies also leads to numerous infections and gynaecological complications. It is also one of the main factors causing girls to drop out of school. The aim of this project is to help support local women in the communities to make locally sourced menstrual hygiene products, so that women and girls can easily obtain them, but also to promote local private-sector businesses that can improve the earnings of seamstresses.
With the French Red Cross in France
With the French Red Cross in France

to enable the distribution of hygiene kits to homeless women

Access to hygiene facilities is a complicated task for homeless women in France. For example, in the roughly 40 mixed public bathing facilities in Paris they have access to, they routinely face a lack of privacy as well as sometimes violent attacks. The Red Cross canvassing efforts will distribute hygiene kits to homeless women in France thanks to the support of the Rescue & Recover Fund. Each kit contains shower gel, shampoo, a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, moist towelettes, condoms and sanitary napkins. These basic necessities are not easy to access for the more than 50,000 homeless women in France.
With Médecins Sans Frontières in a shanty town in Manila
With Médecins Sans Frontières in a shanty town in Manila

for a cervical cancer vaccination campaign benefiting young women

Over 300,000 people live in the crowded slums of Tondo, next to the port of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. There is one doctor for every 36,000 inhabitants, a pitifully small figure. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) decided to conduct a major operation in these underprivileged neighbourhoods by vaccinating 25,000 young women against the human papillomavirus, the main cause of cervical cancer, killing 12 women in the Philippines every day.