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01/23/2013 | An Eye On…

Relmu Witral, winner of a 2012 Social Enterpreneurs Award, is Fair Trade certified!

EntrSociaux > RW tisserande dehorsThe World Fair Trade Organization certification recognizes 10 years of NGO effort in improving the living conditions of the 135 female weaver members of the organization and their families. Indeed, Relmu Witral:

- Finds commercial outlets and facilitates the access to raw material in order to assure the highest and fair price ;

- Provides training to its members and implies them in all the decision making processes;

- Promotes sustainable production process: Relmu Witral weaver dye the wool only with plants, flowers and fruits and their 100% handcraft labor needs neither energy source nor contaminating fuel.

Congratulations for this certification!

To know more about Fair Trade standards 

12/18/2012 | An Eye On…

Submit your project to the selection of the Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards before 5 February 2013!

For the third year, the Kering Corporate Foundation and the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund will present in June 2013 the Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards. Three film projects will be chosen that illuminate the courage, compassion, extraordinary strength of character, and contributions of women from around the world

Each winner will receive a grant of 50 000 $  and a year-round support from Tribeca Film Institute, including one guidance and consultation to help each film to reach completion, enter the marketplace, and find broader audiences for their work.

To know more about the selection process and eligibility requirements

To learn more about 2012 award winners

12/13/2012 | An Eye On…

News from the field: key achievement 2012 of AFESIP, fighting trafficking and sexual exploitation in Cambodia

partenariat ONG > AFESIP update 2012Since 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. 

Watch the documentary on Somaly Mam’s action in the Half the Sky programme via the American online TV…(not available in Europe)

To learn more about the AFESIP project

12/11/2012 | An Eye On…

November 25: the Kering Foundation involved social media, French television channels and theaters to raise awareness on violence against women

Logos > WR mosaiqueThe three projects supported by the Kering Foundation did make a difference in raising  awareness on violence against women awareness:

  • The badge designed by Stella McCartney for the White Ribbon For Women campaign was adopted nearly 1000 times on social media. Thanks to the involvement of PPR and its brands, such as Boucheron, Brioni, Girard-Perregaux, Gucci, Sergio Rossi, and to everyone who got involved, the campaign generated numerous online interactions and almost  reached over 15 million people!
    To learn more on Violence Against Women 

  • The new Solidarité Femmes (French association) campaign film against domestic violence, produced with the PPR Foundation’s support, was broadcast during the French Football League matches in stadiums, on popular French TV channels such as TF1 and Eurosport, and also projected in cinemas in December  in partnership with Screenvision. Online, the clip was watched more than 50 000 times.
    To watch the spot again
  • On 25 November, Catherine Cabrol, a French photographer, staged Injuries To Women at La Comédie-Française, a photographic testimonial of women victims of different forms of violence, personified by famous male actors. Partnering the event, the PPR Foundation and Boucheron, as a sponsor of La Comédie-Française, invited 50 Kering employees to attend the event, alongside the French Minister of Women’s Rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.

Thank you all for your support and help in raising awareness in fighting violence against women!

12/07/2012 | An Eye On…

200 civil society organisations tackle the European Parliament about the abolition of prostitution

Veille > Call abolition prostitution ENThe 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”. 

Read press release.