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#Simon Cumbers Fund

# simon-cumbers-fund - Sunday 14 July, 2019

'We are dealing with a hidden population' - the clinic trying to support gay people in a country where homosexuality is illegal

In part two of our series on the impact of the global gag rule signed by President Trump, Charlotte Ryan looks at the impact on gay people living with HIV.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Saturday 13 July, 2019

'There are times when the whole country runs out of condoms'

Organisations around the world have been badly hit by Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the so-called global gag rule. Here’s what’s happening in Malawi.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone, devastating the area.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone. But some people have stayed living in their homes, even though the area is completely unsafe.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Sunday 23 April, 2017

How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18?

The consequences of child marriage are many and varied, but it can wreak devastating effects.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Sunday 16 April, 2017

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"

A generation of women in Nicaragua are working to improve their lives in a society that isn’t always friendly to women.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'Even going to the gynaecologist might be seen as cheating': Changing how one country views its women

“Did he control his wife in the past? Soza pauses for a second. “Yes,” he says.”

# simon-cumbers-fund - Monday 28 March, 2016

Cuba: If it's such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?

A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme for doctors in 2013 alone.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world... but it pays doctors €46 a month

Fergal Browne explores the two sides of the Revolution’s biggest talking point.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Saturday 19 December, 2015

How one ordinary food item has helped change these women's lives

Things can be difficult for people trying to earn a living in this part of Ethiopia, but these women are making it work.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls Dropping The Knife This post contains images

Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls

Some 78% of girls and women in The Gambia undergo female circumcision – but that figure is slowly dropping.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems Column This post contains images

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems

The Central American country of El Salvador is experiencing tidal changes, freak weather and economic disruption because of climate change, forcing activists and social movements to respond, writes Paul Dillon.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Sunday 26 July, 2015

The life of a child bride and mother: 'My husband beat me regularly. He eventually left me.'

Many teenagers in Malawi are forced into non-formal marriages, despite new laws.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Sunday 19 July, 2015

'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex'

Memory didn’t want that happen to her.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Tour the 'Villas Miserias' - the Buenos Aires slums that Pope Francis wanted to help

Watch this Irishwoman’s report from the sprawling poor neighbourhoods that hold 300,000 people in extreme poverty.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Husbands use rape 'as a way of teaching their wives to shut up'

Rape in Colombia is a strategy of war.

Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for'

Fergal Browne talks to displaced women in Bogotá about everyday life, conflict and their future hopes.

When death threats are real: 'They are not playing... but I'm not going to shut up'

Meet the women who stood up to the paramilitaries – and will continue to fight.

# simon-cumbers-fund - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree Tanzania This post contains images

Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree

The most expensive wood for carving figures and instruments, its certification last year has created huge opportunities for communities.