"I believe that if you’re aware of something and you know it’s wrong, you need to voice it, no matter who you are."
What kind of man would do that to a woman?
I’ve seen my own mother suffer abuse during her lifetime; a lot of emotional abuse and physical abuse too.
There are just no words I could put to accept that from a man.
I’m always stunned by the statistics: 1 out of 3 women abused in their lifetime, it’s unbelievable.
I think there’s a misconception that men run the world; women actually run the world behind the scenes.
Women have a tougher life than men, I believe. They have to deal with so many things, social pressure, abuse of many forms, they also generally make less money than men at the workplace, they have to give birth, take care of kids. Basically, they create our society in seemingly more ways than men do.
I don’t think that I need to commit more to fight violence against women because I’m a sportsman. It’s an issue that all people should be aware of. I believe that if you’re aware of something and you know it’s wrong, you need to voice it; put it out to other people.
What the Kering Foundation’s campaign does, is informing us about this, making all of us aware. The White Ribbon for Women educates us about the cause, about what women go through, specifically because they are women.
I believe that once you learn about such things, you have an obligation, no matter who you are.
The Kering Foundation is holding its annual White Ribbon For Women campaign to raise awareness on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25 November in partnership with Condé Nast International.
To increase the campaign's visibility Stealla McCartney, Board director of the Kering Foundation, designed a limited edition White Ribbon for Women brooch.
125,000 White Ribbon for Women brooches will be distributed across 41 countries and in over 800 boutiques between the 21 and 28 of November to customers of 9 Kering luxury brands: Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Stella McCartney, Boucheron, Dodo, Pomellato and Queelin.
In parallel, the Kering Foundation will launch #BeHerVoice from 7 to 28 November, a social media campaign encouraging everyone to raise awareness of violence against women. Silence can be broken instead of lives.
1 IN 3 women around the world are beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime
200 million women and girls are demographically "missing". They have been killed, or have died through neglect and mistreatment.
Nearly 140 million girls and women across the world are currently living with the impacts from genital mutilations
In Great Britain, 100 000 women and girls have suffered genital mutilation.
In France, 1 IN 10 women have been victim of domestic violence during the last 12 months.
In Italy, more than 6 millions of women suffered gender-based violence.
25 To 30% of chinese women are victims of domestic violence during their lifetime, according to a research conducted by the All-China Women’s Federation.
In the US, 1 IN 5 women are sexually assaulted during their university studies.