Empowering the voices of survivors


“To be free is to be able to live the life that I choose.”
— Jessie, survivor

Today, 1 in 3 women is or will be a victim of violence worldwide, regardless of her socio-economic class, her culture, her background. This unacceptable reality is compounded by the fact that these figures continue to rise, catalyzed by the Covid-19 pandemic, humanitarian crises and climate change. In addition, violence can occur in multiple forms, often invisible and intertwined: physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, economic and moral.

Through its new video, the Kering Foundation commemorates and honors the strength, courage and will of women survivors, and the organizations that work daily to support them.

Although it appears systemic today, violence is not inevitable. Change must take place at every level of society. Local, national and international organizations are working tirelessly to support survivors by listening to them, believing them and providing them with essential services tailored to their needs.

Spotlight on three inspiring partner organizations, changing the lives of women survivors who come to them:

  • La Maison des femmes de Saint-Denis offers holistic services to each woman who comes through their doors, providing access to 60 professionals, including doctors, psychologists, social workers, lawyers and police officers.

"For the first time, we could say things openly, without feeling guilty."
— Sara, survivor

  • A "Made in Italy" fashion laboratory led by volunteer professional tailors and stylists, Colori Vivi instruct vulnerable women and survivors in the principles of tailoring, enabling them to develop skills needed to enter the workforce and overcome trauma.

"Luckily, along the way, I met Colori Vivi, who helps women like me look after themselves and move forward."
— Stephanie, survivor

  • The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates in the US, representing a network of 56 U.S. state and territorial coalitions that inform and support survivors of domestic violence and the local programs that serve them.

"I found that I could gain an incredible amount of education from them [NNEDV], about bouncing back from the economic abuse I've endured."
— Jessie, survivor

Women supported by these organizations can reclaim their freedom, gain self-confidence and resume their lives in safety. Every year, the Kering Foundation supports 275,000 women survivors and 30 NGOs in their efforts to put an end to violence against women.

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