Founded by 8 young volunteers, Les Corner is a Hong Kong based organization that works with women within sexual minorities to combat intimate partner violence. Through its partnership with the Women’s Fund HER Fund, the Kering Foundation supports this grassroots organization by providing capacity-building, as well as access to essential resources and structural support.
Our impact: Over the past three years, the organization has driven awareness on domestic violence by running workshops and trainings specifically for the LGBTQI community. It also created dialogue with local authorities and police on more inclusive procedures in their handling of intimate partner violence cases.
Promundo’s milestone curriculum, Manhood 2.0, is designed to free young men from the “Man Box,” the gender stereotypes that encourage them into ways of thinking and being that prove damaging in their relationships with women and harmful to their own well-being. Instead of acting tough or not expressing emotions, for example, they are encouraged to think and talk about gender beyond the rigid divisions of male and female, and to build healthier attitudes and relationships based on respect and equality.
Our impact: Backed by the Kering Foundation, in 2019, Manhood 2.0 was launched at the Young Men’s Clinic and the New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, after two successful pilot programs in Washington D.C. and Pittsburg. Many participating young men declared that, for the first time, they had a space to think about gender norms and stereotypes and they shifted some of their views on gender. In particular, young men increased their knowledge about sexual consent.
Co-founded by the Kering Foundation and the FACE Foundation and joined by Korian, L’Oréal, BNP Paribas, Carrefour, SNCF, OuiCare and Publicis, One In Three Women is the first European network to encourage other companies to support survivors amongst their own employees with concrete measures. Working together and sharing best practices, the coalition develops awareness toolkits, face-to-face trainings based on the Kering Foundation model, corporate policies, and an online-learning.
In November 2019, the One In Three Women network revealed the results of its multi-company European study to measure the impact of domestic violence on the workplace and outline concrete measures for companies. The findings demonstrated the prevalence of domestic violence in professional life, with 87% of victims having reported receiving abusive phone calls and text messages while at work.