In 2021 the Red Cross Ball intends to enable the Swiss Red Cross to develop its programmes around the world and expand its support for the vulnerable women and children living in isolated regions.
The SRC runs projects to improve mother and child health in Togo, Ghana, Malawi, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Laos, where many women still put their lives in danger by giving birth at home, without the assistance of a midwife or a competent healthcare worker. The SRC has for example set up and equipped several dispensaries in the remote north of Laos and helped to reduce deaths in childbirth.
Mother and Child Projects Around the World
It is a long-standing tradition for the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) to organise a charity gala event in support of international cooperation projects. The theme “A mother’s health, a child’s future” was chosen for the Ball 2021 with a focus on vulnerable women and children in isolated regions. The SRC runs projects to improve basic healthcare for mother and children in Togo, Ghana, Malawi, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Laos.
Charity Programmes in Geneva
The Geneva Red Cross is carrying out local programmes to help single mothers and their children living in Geneva under precarious conditions. In particular, the Geneva Red Cross implements three programmes dedicated to vulnerable mothers and children.
- The aim of the 1st programme is to support vulnerable people through a daily social welcome centre and by orientating them within the Geneva socio-sanitary network.
- The 2nd programme is dedicated to the professional integration of women and includes professional training in order to allow them to achieve financial autonomy.
- And the 3rd programme offers tools to ensure educational success and integration for children with a migration background.