April marks Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month!
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise public awareness and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence in the US. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. Statistics underestimate the problem because many victims do not tell the police, family, or friends about the violence, but it doesn’t mean that it didn’t exist.
In order to combat this reality, since 2015, the Kering Foundation is supporting It’s On Us, a campaign designed by Generation Progress with the support of the White House. With this partnership, the Foundation intends to raise voices, because "it’s on all of us to stop sexual violence on campus".
A video focusing on “consent” has been released last year and it has been viewed by more than 4.3 million in YouTube & FB.
Events on campus, such as round tables, screenings and workshops, have been organized by the students. So far, the It’s On Us campaign hosted 1,200 events on 503 campuses reaching millions of students nationwide.
We need your help to continue spreading the message!
In 2016 director Lisa Azuelos launches her organization Ensemble contre la gynophobie (Together against gynophobia), referring to violence that is directed against a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately.
To change mindsets on this issue, the charity organizes an international short films’ competition supported by the Kering Foundation.
Short films of less than 5 minutes, weather fiction or documentaries, aiming at changing mentalities will be presented.
Members of the association Ensemble contre la gynophobie and people from the industry of cinema will be a part of the jury.
The winner will receive an award during the 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 16.