The Marleen Temmerman Fund

Marleen TemmermanThe Marleen Temmerman Fund was established as a way for Ghent University to pay tribute to this inspirational academic, and to support the further development of the International Center for Reproductive Rights (ICRH), thereby contributing to the well-being of women and also of men, children, and of society as a whole. Because women can make a difference!

Want to make a donation to the Marleen Temmerman Fund?

Your donation to the Marleen Temmerman Fund will help finance research and projects at the ICRH. Help girls and women throughout the world and make a donation now to the Marleen Temmerman Fund.

I would like to donate online

We gratefully welcome donations to the Marleen Temmerman Fund – you can also donate via bank transfer to BE26 3900 9658 0329, including the message "Marleen Temmerman Fund". Your gift is tax deductible starting from €40 per year.

“Donations to the fund mean we can support research at the ICRH as well as projects in Kenya and Mozambique. For example, a midwife in Mozambique made a film about getting men involved in pregnancy and in childcare. It even won a prize at an international congress. This kind of thing would be impossible without the work of the Fund. I am surprised that we have received support from so many people and organisations. I would never have expected it.” - Prof. Marleen Temmerman

How your gift can make a difference:

  • Cervical cancer is the leading cancer-related cause of death for women in Africa, leading to over 250,000 deaths every year.
  • 30 million girls will be at risk of genital mutilation in the coming decade.
  • Approximately 50% of pregnancies are unplanned, and 25% are unwanted.
  • On average, 800 women die every day from pregnancy or childbirth.
  • Pregnancy is the most common reason why girls stop their schooling.

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Background information

The Marleen Temmerman Fund was set up at Ghent University in 2014 by Professor Piet Hoebeke, Professor Steven Weyers and Mr. Dirk Van Braeckel. The Fund makes it possible to support the activities of the ICRH throughout the world.


The aim of the Marleen Temmerman Fund is to keep supporting initiatives within Ghent University started by Professor Marleen Temmerman, in particular the ICRH. This both includes support for academic research as well as implementation of projects.

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Contact us

Do you have questions about this or any of the other Ghent University funds? Please get in touch and we will be happy to assist you.

University Fund of Ghent University
Wim Van der Planken
+32 9 264 33 84