Entrepreneurs for the most vulnerable
Health of minorities and combating discrimination
Health inequalities, which refer to unacceptable differences in health conditions between individuals or groups of individuals, could be largely avoided by tackling discrimination against minorities.
The health conditions of LGBTQI+ people are structurally worse than those of heterosexuals. Experiencing LGBTphobia has detrimental effects on their psychological well-being, sexual health and overall health. Other health issues are more specific: lesbians face difficulties in accessing gynaecological care, trans people face strong discrimination in accessing care overall.
As for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and hepatitis, sexual and gender minorities still suffer a heavy toll. Other minority groups (migrants and sex workers in particular) combine vulnerability factors that expose them to greater health risks, and stigmatisation keeps them from seeking prevention and care.
Groupe SOS is a long-standing player in the fight against HIV/AIDS and in LGBT+ health. It develops programmes and actions aimed at the groups most exposed to specific health risks. To do this, it harnesses the skills and experiential knowledge of the different communities to meet their specific health needs and challenges.