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On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Kering Foundation pursues its objective to raise awareness on violence against women by presenting, in a partnership with the store La Fnac, French committed actresses’ photographs at the Fnac des Ternes.
After listening several women’s testimonies, the director-photographer Carole Mathieu Castelli asked actresses to embody these emotions. Come to visit the exhibition A Travers Elles, from the 1st March to 15th of April. Portrays will be sold at an auction led by the auctioneer Candice Osenat, to the benefit of Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes, a French association fighting against domestic violence, a PPR Foundation’s partner since 2009.
Mali, supported by France and international community, has gone to war following the 10-month political crisis in the South and the Islamist occupation in the North, while the economic, security and humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate. Consequences on Pesinet’s growth are significant: 491 people are taken in charge today whereas they were 622 one year ago; important projects to be launched have been postponed (extension out of Bamako and development of a supervising pregnancies service); some missions of French staff have been cancelled. Due to this uncertain situation, Pesinet refocuses its 2013 strategy on maintaining and extending its Bamako-based activities, far from the conflict zone, and launching a new project in Burkina Faso.
Despite the circumstances, Pesinet manages to carry on its programs and is happy to have focused the past years on its Malian teams’ hiring and training; that paid off to maintain its activities. Indeed, beneficiaries’ families have often expressed their gratitude for staying, whereas other organizations had to interrupt their projects. More than ever, Pesinet teams realize the importance of their work and the necessity to keep supporting population at this difficult time with the conviction that development is a key condition to reach lasting peace in this country.
Sakina M’Sa, a winner of our 2010 Social Entrepreneur Awards, presents an exhibition at the Observatory of the Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville (BHV), a famous Parisian store. With her exhibition “Eco-système de la mode”, the fashion designer, at the head a fashion house promoting “beauty-based integration”, keeps on fighting for the democratization of fashion sector. The exhibition presents a new fashion concept based on ethical and ecological values that, beyond the aesthetic research, conveys a sustainable community project. Sakina M’Sa gives a second life to materials and recycled the overalls in a blue experience, as a tribute to workers working in the shadow to make the show sparkle.
Observatory of the BHV (5th floor), 52 rue de Rivoli, Paris 4
From 14 February to 28 April
From Monday to Saturday, from 9.30am to 7.30pm, Wednesday until 9.00pm.
The Kering Foundation invites you to join “One Billion Rising” campaign launched by V-Day, the activist and creative movement, founded by Eve Ensler, to end violence against women.
The objective? One billion people – the number of women victim of violence, that is 1 out of 3 women around the world beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime – rise and dance in more than 120 countries to advance the women's cause.
Among this billion people and alongside Michèle Bachelet, President of UN Women, Rio’s Carnival Queen or the Dalaï-Lama:
Just like them, join the movement and get mobilized:
To the Parisians: let’s meet at 6:30 pm on Beaubourg Square to take part to the official flash mob !
Today, around the world, one billion women, that is one woman out of three, will be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
After 15 years of activism fighting violence against women through creative projects, V-Day, international movement created by Eve Ensler, the writer of The Vagina Monologues, launches a worldwide event: one billion of women and men, rising and dancing against gender-based violence on 14 February 2013.
François-Henri Pinault, the Chairman of the Kering Foundation, did the choice to join One Billion Rising movement: “As the chairman of an international company, it is my responsibility to raise awareness among our employees and stakeholders about violence against women.”
Watch his video message!
Stay tuned on One Billion Rising website!