1348-2428 - Pause Diabolo, a risk reduction center for drug users, in Lyon, France. Pause Diabolo sees drug users as part of a national French policy to reduce health hazards. It involves making risk reduction equipment available, helping with access to care, hygiene help, social mediation and helping gain access to benefits as well as social and professional reintegration. A 19-year old woman living on the street comes to Pause Diabolo on the women only day.
1350-1787 - Jankee, a young Widow, she is rebellious and does not obey the rules of tradition, and she wears colorful clothes, has long hair and paints her nails, she collaborates with sos mujer, Vrindavan, Mathura district, India
832-381549 - Woman, 40 years, and two children, 8 and 10 years, in barracks, Camp Icare for earthquake refugees, 5 years after the 2010 earthquake, Fort National, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Central America
1194-92 - CAMBODIA HIV+ couple making handicrafts. Toul Sambo village is a resettlement area outside of Phnom Penh. Set in rural tranquility surrounded by paddy fields, it is a peaceful place for its residents. A Caritas Cambodia project, it has two focus groups who live there. One group is largely HIV+ and used to reside in a Phnom Penh slum called Borey Kila, until they were evicted by the government who wanted to develop the land for offices and shopping malls. The other group consists of those made homeless when a river's bank subsided in their village, destroying their homes. At the home of Kea Nimal and Kem Sokhorn, both HIV+. They are very industrious working at home making paper bags and ornaments, some with recyclable materials. They can earn $12-$15 per 5-day working week, and live quite comfortably in their attractive home with TV, motor-cycle and other conveniences. They say they are much better off than in the crowded and unhealth slum of Borey Kila in Phnom Penh where they used to live. They get regular orders for the handicrafts they make. They stay healthy by taking ARVs, which are supplied free of charge by the Hope Organization. PHOTO by Sean Sprague