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On the occasion of November 25, the date of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Kering Foundation's partner "Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes" (FNSF) made a short film called "The Phone" to raise awareness of domestic violence. The big French TV channels TF1 and France Télévisions will broadcast the spot from next week on and around March 8, on International Women's Day.
Each year, Solidarité Femmes associations supports more than 30,000 women in France and houses 6000 women and children.
"Trust Women is all about action. I founded Trust Women specifically to bring experts together to collaborate and produce tangible solutions to the most pressing issues facing women and girls around the world today. Investing in women’s and girl’s advancement is one of the most effective ways to improve the economic and social conditions of people and communities globally".
Monique Villa CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation
Trust Women is the preeminent global women’s rights event which aims to empower women to know and defend their rights. Global leaders in law, finance, business, government and non-profits convene with experts and activists representing the US, UK, EMEA, Africa and Asia to develop strategic commitments towards solving critical women’s rights issues.
Unlike many other events focused on women’s rights, Trust Women forges strategic commitments to empower women to know and defend their rights. Trust Women drives innovation and strategic partnerships by connecting those working to promote women’s rights with the legal expertise and the financial, technological and educational resources they need to achieve results.
Over 450 global leaders from 40 countries attended the second annual Trust Women Conference in London 3-4 December. In addition to the 450 delegates, over one thousand people followed the event online.
Indeed this year's conference featured a range of high-profile speakers who brought their knowledge, influence and experience to the debate. Among them: UK Home Secretary Theresa May, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance; Queen Noor, Cherie Blair, Christy Turlington Burns, and Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) Sima Samar. Delegates committed to nineteen key actions to help empower women globally, including plans to create a global human trafficking hotline and a legal network to end forced sterilization.
Media from all over the globe attended Trust Women 2013 to cover the conference. There were over 30 journalists on site from the UK, US, Norway, France, and Italy.
"Attending Trust women was a truly enriching experience: high-level experts, committed speakers and a victim oriented approach for concrete impact! A really efficient and very well organized gathering benefiting women’s causes worldwide, with the Ferite a morte performance as a very special moment".
Céline Bonnaire Kering Corporate Foundation Executive Director
Since 1991, the White Ribbon is the symbol of a men-led campaign to end Violence Against Women, very active in Canada, Australia, UK etc.
In order to raise awareness of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November, Stella McCartney has designed a special White Ribbon for Women badge in partnership with the Kering Foundation. From 22 to 30 November, every customer who purchases a product in one of the 60 flagships of Kering Luxury Brands in Europe, receives this limited edition metal badge. At the same time, from 18 to 30 November, all Internet users can share the badge virtually using Twibbon to spread the word.
Through Twibbon, you can fix the badge on your Twitter or Facebook profile, share a banner and show your support! Last year,15 million people were reached by the campaign on the web. Since Monday 18, the campaign has been relayed by several celebrities like actress Liv Tyler, Top model Laura Bailey and Chinese top model Liu Wen whose support has led to more than 1,100 likes, 593 shares and 198 comments on chinese social media!
Go to our Twibbon page and share the White Ribbon For Women badge to help us raise awareness of the International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women!
Kering,and the Kering Foundation have signed with the Italian NGO Donne in Rete contro la violenza (D.i.Re) a Charter to combat domestic violence.
On 14 November 2013, François-Henri Pinault jointly signed a new Charter in Milan with Titti Carrano, Chairwoman of D.i.Re. with the aim of raising the Group’s employees’ knowledge and awareness of domestic violence, the Kering Foundation and D.i.Re will train “ambassador” employees. Ambassadors will be sensitised to the issue of violence against women so they in turn can support potential victims encountered in both their professional and private lives.
The charter is an extension of Kering’s actions to all Italy based brands, following the partnership in France with Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes (FNSF) commenced in 2010. Frida Giannini, creative director at Gucci and member of the Kering Foundation Board of Directors, has played a key role in the lead up to this signature. As part of a pilot project, the Kering Foundation collaborated with Gucci, D.i.Re and FNSF to tailor a training programme.
Several CEO’s from the Group attended the event including Marco Bizzari, CEO Bottega Veneta, Francesco Pesci, CEO Brioni, Andrea Petochi, Managing Director Pomellato and Andrea Rogg Mangaging Director Puma Italy. Also present were over twenty journalists from the Italian press
Speaking at Milan’s Circolo della Stampa, François-Henri Pinault said "My objective is to attack taboos: domestic violence being one of them. One in every seven women in Italy are affected, across all social classes. I am very proud that the Foundation carries the torch for such issues, that are too often overlooked”
To learn more, read the press release (14 november 2013)
One in three women around the world is beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This is the stark fact that adorns the cover of the Kering Foundation Activity Report 2009-2013, which is now available online. It was also the impetus for setting up the Foundation to combat violence against women in 2009.
The report puts into perspective five years of long-term actions with facts and figures related to VAW, and the progress being made on this issue. Across the world, movements are underway to raise awareness, combat violence and change behaviours. Since its inception in 2009 the then-called PPR Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights has been fighting violence against women. Over the years, the Foundation has worked in partnership with 47 NGOs, for the benefit of more than 140,000 women worldwide, 80,000 in the last year alone.
In addition to celebrating some of the Foundation’s long-standing NGO partnerships, the report highlights its support through sustainable projects involving local communities and public authorities. It also includes testimonials from employees, experts, associations and beneficiaries who explain the impact of these projects in their own words.