Auteuil Suisse to support its after school care and extracurricular activities in the Plainpalais area of Geneva. The centre, which is situated in the St François parish premises, is for children and adolescents from underprivileged immigrant families. It provides learning support and leisure activities.
This project is hosted by the St François parish and is non-denominational.
Women are still too often victims of gender discrimination.
Discrimination begins in the womb: many women – influenced by the culture and rituals of their country and subjected to strong pressure from their husbands – have an abortion when they know they are pregnant with a girl. If the pregnancy is carried to term, some baby girls will be killed at birth by their parents, who consider the birth of a girl to be a significant barrier to their economic advancement (infanticide is much less widespread than foeticide).
More worryingly, wealth and economic development do not reduce the preference for a male child.