Rêv’Elles | Female Empowerment

in France

Created in 2013 by Athina Marmorat, Rêv’Elles aims to inspire, motivate and accompany young women aged between 14 and 22 [...]

ADSF| Agir pour la santé des femmes

in France

ADSF| Agir pour la santé des femmes Founded in 2001 on the principle that access to health is not only [...]

Friends International | Child Safe Movement

in Cambodia

The M Foundation is proudly supporting Friends-International, a  non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and building futures of the most [...]

Rede Asta | Women’s Entrepreneurship

in Brazil

The M Foundation is proudly supporting Rede Asta, an NGO and Social Business promoting Women’s self-confidence and socio-economic independence through entrepreneurship in [...]

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ADSF| Agir pour la santé des femmes

in France

ADSF| Agir pour la santé des femmes

Founded in 2001 on the principle that access to health is not only a universal right but an enabler for individual empowerment and independence, the Association for the Development of Women’s Health (Association pour le Développement de la Santé des Femmes) aims at delivering health and education services to women in vulnerable positions.

Built upon the realisation that access to health for women living in precarious conditions is much more difficult than it is for men, the association is fighting this discriminatory gap.  

In order to strengthen assistance programmes for vulnerable women, ASDF relies on a team of volunteers to deliver health services, including medical and gynaecological consultations, screenings for gynaecological cancers and provision of shelter to victims of violence.

In light of a growing number of women living in precarious situation, ASDF expanded the scope of its activities in 2014 and organises patrols in order to reach out to those women to most in need. From the distribution of hygiene kits to the management of pregnancies, the range of services are broad enough to accommodate a significant number of women in need.

In 2017, the ASDF supported a total of 709 women, in the following four situations: (1) women living in slums; (2) women involved in prostitution; (3) homeless women living in the streets or in centres; (4) women living in social hostels.

 

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Photo Credits

Romain Staros Staropoli

“Born in Paris in the late 70’s, self-made storyteller and professed travel addict, fascinated by people, life stories and coincidences, all of which serve as fodder for my ideas.

In 2011, I’ve been travelling over more than 30 countries to photograph the Wise Book, published by Bloomsbury London and Qatar Foundation. An immersion into education and innovation throughout the world with an approach focused on intimate portraits and powerfull interactions.

An immersion into education and innovation throughout the world with an approach focused on intimate portraits and powerfull interactions.
Since then, I keep on working with all those NGO’s on many beautiful and useful photographic projects.
I’m very happy to be part of this M Foundation initiative, a wonderful challenge.
This is the purpose of all the images that I make, to carry a universal message of love, curiosity and empathy.”

The photographer Romain Staros Staropoli has kindly donated the pictures published in the website to the M Foundation, in support to our mission and work.