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On the occasion of the International day for the elimination of violence against women, three French NGOs – le Collectif féministe contre le viol (CFCV), Mix-Cité et Osez le féminisme ! – launch the campaign « Rape: shame should change sides”. Alongside the PPR Foundation, sign the manifesto so that victims no longer feel the guilt.
Each year, thousands of women run away from their home in the middle of the night. To leave a violent man, they need courage and also people ready to offer a helping hand. During several months of investigation, the author Natacha Henry has shared the life of battered women in a shelter. Frapper n’est pas aimer provides us with the standpoints of the victims and key actors in the field. By allowing us to hear their voice, we let these women know that they are not alone.
The book has been available in bookstores since November, 9.
In the scope of the international Campaign for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), the leading coalition appeals to sign a petition to demand the adoption of a Resolution of the 65th United Nations General Assembly banning this widespread and systematic human rights violation. The Campaign aims at raising awareness among member States, UN Agencies and fellow human rights activists about FGM and the crucial role played by the United Nations General Assembly in combating these human rights violations. Alongside the PPR Foundation, join the signatories!
Last September 23, they were 23 Gucci Group and PPR staff members on the starting line. The challenge? Cycling from Paris to London, i.e. around 400 Kms in 3 days. More than a sporting achievement, the adventure is definitely human. In partnership with the PPR Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights, this cycling race was launched by Gucci Group and organised by the NGO CARE International to support a health promotion project towards women garment workers in Bangladesh.
Previously to the physical effort, each participant proceeded to a funds raising action towards colleagues and friends. Each of them brought €1,000 or more to the project, a strong motivation all along the race: “We all proved how much we wanted to give back and pushed our limits to deserve all the funding raised from colleagues, friends and family “, tells one of the cyclers. Added to the €10,000 given by the PPR Foundation, a total amount of around €40,000 has been raised to support the NGO CARE International and its project.
Wind, rain, cold, above all the cyclers will remember from their adventure “a great mood”, “superb landscapes” and “a perfect organisation”. Discover their challenge in pictures and see you next year!
According to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Michelle Bachelet was chosen among 26 candidates for her “highly honed political skills and uncommon ability to create consensus”. The new entity, aimed at promoting girls and women’s rights all over the world, will be operational from January 2011. Read more