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07/11/2013 | An Eye On…

Launch of the CHIME FOR CHANGE editorial platform: powerful stories to raise awareness and advance women’s causes


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CHIME FOR CHANGE, the global campaign for girls’ and women’s empowerment founded by Gucci, has today announced the launch of its storytelling platform: through a combination of short films and journalistic content celebrating and spotlighting courageous girls and women around the world, it aims to inspire conversation and community participation by raising awareness among a global audience.

Mariane Pearl, Managing Editor of CHIME FOR CHANGE, leads a dedicated team of journalists, while Salma Hayek Pinault is the Executive Producer of the CHIME FOR CHANGE film unit. “We will shine a spotlight on those who are fighting for education, health and justice for girls and women by sharing stories about real people who are speaking out and rising up to change the course of history,” she said. the global campaign for girls’ and women’s empowerment founded by Gucci, has today announced the launch of its storytelling platform: through a combination of short films and journalistic content celebrating and spotlighting courageous girls and women around the world, it aims to inspire conversation and community participation by raising awareness among a global audience.

The short films released this week include

  • special release of several Spotlighting Women Documentary Award recipients, presented by the Kering Foundation in partnership with the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund - Sepideh: Letter to Einstein, Reaching for the sun and The Supreme Price;
  • film denouncing violence against women: prostitution in Jessica’s story, sexual harassment in #shoutingback and women’s rights in Congo with Dynamique des femmes juristes.

To read the stories published on the CHIME FOR CHANGE storytelling platform

To watch and download the films 

Photo: Girl under the Milky Way, B. Tafreshi 

07/03/2013 | An Eye On…

Protection of women victims of domestic violence, a priority in the first French outline-law for equality between men and women

sensibilisation > 2On Wednesday 3 July, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, French Minister for Women’s Rights has presented to the government the first outline-law for equality between men and women. The third objective of the bill aims to protect women from all types of violence and recommends to:

  • Strengthen the restraining order: the procedure will be sped up and it will be extended from 4 months maximum to 6 months. The eviction of the abuser to move out from the home will be the rule.
  • Make the penal mediation optional, depending only on the victim request
  • Generalise the emergency phone from 1st January 2014
  • Design specific follow-up for domestic violence perpetrators by including them in training programs to avoid repeated offence.
  • Redefine psychological violence (moral harassment will from now on include “behaviour and words” and not only “acts”)
  • Make residence permits free for women victims of domestic violence
We are now waiting for the next steps: the presentation of the text to the French Parliament and the opening for the debate before its adoption. 

To read the text.

06/27/2013 | To Watch, To Read

WHO report: 'violence against women is a global health problem of epidemic proportions'

This is how Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, commented  the WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women. The report confirms that over 1/3 of women suffer at some point in their lives from physical or sexual violence. Figures that concern for women 15 years of age and older and concern all regions of the world, whatever the national income level is.

The report calls for a major scaling up of global efforts to prevent all kinds of violence against women by addressing the social and cultural factors behind it.

Read the report.

06/19/2013 | To Watch, To Read

Support the autumn/winter show of Sakina M'Sa and raise funds for an ethical fashion

EntrSociaux > 11sakinaSakina M’Sa, a winner of our 2010 Social Entrepreneur Awards, is preparing her fashion show that will take place next October. She will present a new collection based on ethical values: all the pieces, made from recycled materials, are realised by the employees of her work-based integration workshop, which promotes “beauty-based integration”.

To spotlight these works, let’s raise funds to organise the fashion show via the crowd funding platform Kisskissbankbank.

You may receive exceptional presents such as tee-shirts, tote bags in limited edition and… VIP tickets to attend the show!

06/13/2013 | An Eye On…

And the 2013 Spotlighting Women Documentary Award winners are...

For the third year, the Kering Foundation has joined the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund to present the Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards. Three film projects have been chosen to highlight the extraordinary contribution of 3 women from around the world: the leader of a corruption task force in the Congress of Colombia in Democrazy, directed by Andreas Dalsgaard, Nicolas Servide & Viviana Gomez; poverty-fighting activists in Latin America in Disruption, directed by Pamela Yates ; and the women behind the first girls’ school in a small Afghan village in What Tomorrow Brings, Directed by Beth Murphy. The three rewarded will collectively receive $50,000 and 1-year mentoring by the Tribeca Film Institute to finalize and promote their films.

To learn more on Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund and the Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards, watch this video!

Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards (Long version) from Kering Foundation on Vimeo.

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