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Since 2009, the Kering Foundation supports AFESIP (“Agir pour les femmes en situation précaire”) founded in 1996 in Cambodia by Somaly Mam, a former victim of trafficking and sexual exploitation.
The objectives are to address all of the consequences of human trafficking, including preventative measures, shelter, protection and care, until social and economic reintegration of the victims.
On the occasion of the fourth annual Anti-Trafficking Day in Cambodia, AFESIP draws a report of its action in 2012 : 249 women and girls have received medical and psychological care in its three partner shelters in Cambodia. 100% of shelter residents received basic education, and 30 residents were reintegrated as entrepreneurs with start-up microbusiness grants. Over 1,000 women and girls visited the free medical clinic for consultations, counselling, and treatment. 13 court cases of trafficking and abuse have ended in conviction.
The three projects supported by the Kering Foundation did make a difference in raising awareness on violence against women awareness:
Thank you all for your support and help in raising awareness in fighting violence against women!
The European Women’s Lobby hosted on 4 December a conference entitled “10 years of policies on prostitution: outcomes of the Swedish and Dutch options, and ways forward” at the European Parliament.
This debate aimed at assessing Swedish and Dutch models, referred to as the two main legislative options to deal with this issue, based on opposing views of the system of prostitution.
On this occasion, around 200 women’s rights NGOs, coming from 25 Member States and four other countries, unveiled their Brussels’ Call “Together for a Europe free from prostitution”.
Social Entrepreneurs Awards 2012 winners keep on growing!
- Discover the new online shop of Les Filles du Facteur and the new Facteur Céleste collection of accessories in recycled plastic bags.
- Make your shopping in Santiago where Relmu Witral association opened on 16 November its textile shop made by women weavers preserving the ancestral know-how of the Mapuche.
Some 20 years after the manifesto in favour of abortion, “Le Nouvel Observateur” publishes a manifesto signed by 313 women who declare being a victim of rape.
This mobilisation aims at raising awareness on a hidden truth: each year in France, more than 75,000 women are raped, i.e. one rape each 8 minutes. Such tragedies are kept secret, because of the shame they cause, but they are or will be undergone by one out of ten women in her lifetime.
From the tennis player Isabelle Demongeot to the ex-wife of the former Prime Minister, Marie-Laure de Villepin through the writer Frédérique Hébrard, they are between 18 and 87 years old. In the upcoming weeks, hundreds of them will get committed so that shame switches side.
Discover testimonies, interviews and video on Le Nouvel Observateur’s special page “Rape, the manifesto”.
Read Clémentine Autain‘s interview, author of the book “Un beau jour… Combattre le viol", published in 2011 by Indigène Editions.