Marginalised women

Granting women access to health

Because women are exposed to specific health issues, we are developing dedicated schemes to address them, and integrating gender into all our programmes to ensure that they are as suitable for women as for men.

Santé Plurielle

Santé Plurielle is a network of professionals from the social and medical sectors committed to improving access to care and healthcare for women in the Ile-de-France social structures.

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Poverty hits women hardest and affects their self-confidence and self-esteem, which hinders their activities and their ability to find a job. The Joséphine salons offer beauty and well-being treatments to enable women who have been weakened by abuse, the loss of a job or exclusion to reconcile with their appearance and regain confidence in themselves and their projects.

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Ecole des femmes

Ecole des Femmes works on prevention, access to rights and health promotion in the Aubiers district, a special neighbourhood featuring great cultural diversity, with some forty nationalities. Since 2002, Ecole des femmes has been developing activities to improve the health of the inhabitants of this area, while attending specifically to migrant women and, since 2015, to senior citizens as well.


Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Because the diagnosis of endometriosis is complex, treating the disease requires a multidisciplinary and adapted approach. To facilitate diagnosis and improve patient care, Groupe SOS has an endometriosis centre of expertise at Le Creusot Hospital (Saône-et-Loire).

Access to menstrual health

Today, 1,700,000 women lack menstrual protection products in France. To address this situation, Groupe SOS has set up collection campaigns among its employees in collaboration with Règles Elémentaires, an organisation that combats menstrual insecurity.