Kering Foundation launches 6th annual White Ribbon For Women to stop violence against girls and women

London, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Running from 20 to 25 November, the Kering Foundation’s 6th annual White Ribbon For Women campaign will be led by Alessandro Michele, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Joseph Altuzarra, Dennis Chan, Salma Hayek Pinault and other renowned influencers. Centered around a digital movement #ICouldHaveBeen and new website ICouldHaveBeen.org, the campaign aims to raise awareness of violence against girls and women amongst the general public, specifically Generation Z, by asking them to imagine their lives as HER; the 1 in 3 girls and women who are victims of violence.

Via ICouldHaveBeen.org, the Kering Foundation will ask those not born a girl to imagine who they could have been, by entering the name their parents would have given them if they were born a girl into the website – or alternatively another female name of choice. Similarly, girls will be asked to unite in a show of sisterhood and solidarity with survivors, by all taking on HER as their name and challenging males in their entourage to join the campaign. Subsequently, users will discover the violence they could have experienced as a girl, and are invited to share this across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WeChat. Although one cannot understand what survivors experience without having lived through gender-based violence oneself, via I Could Have Been the Kering Foundation aims to draw attention to the higher risk of violence girls and women face – simply for being born female.

As this year’s official ambassadors – Alessandro Michele, Christopher Kane, Joseph Altuzarra and Dennis Chan – will kick-start the Kering Foundation’s call to action by unveiling the names their parents would have given them if they were born as girls. Kering Foundation Board Directors, Stella McCartney and Salma Hayek Pinault, will likewise lead the campaign by calling on all girls and women to join them in becoming HER.

The Kering Foundation will also collaborate with young influencers from across the globe – such as Leonardo Decarli in Italy and Z.Tao in China – who will feature in the campaign alongside the Maisons’ artistic directors. Through a series of short films, these young males will discover who they could have been if they were born a girl and in turn call on youths to join the #ICouldHaveBeen movement. Despite boundaries on gender and equality opening (89% of Generation Z say girls and boys should have the same rights[i]) and progress on women’s rights (the fifth Sustainable Development Goal dedicated to gender equality), violence against girls and women remains a persistent transgenerational epidemic (1 in 10 girls worldwide aged 15 to 19 experienced forced sex in the past twelve months[ii]). The central objective of this year’s campaign is thus to engage younger generations, specifically Generation Z and Y, in order to provoke a deep and sustainable change in mentalities, behaviors and cultures.

François-Henri Pinault, Chairman & CEO of Kering, and Chairman of the Kering Foundation, said of the campaign’s launch, “Being born a girl should not equate to a higher risk of violence. Yet, unfortunately, it is the case in our world today. We all could have been born a girl, we all must take on this combat. A combat I am proud to confront together with the Kering Foundation, our Houses and their designers via our sixth annual White Ribbon For Women campaign.”

About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner. The Group generated revenue of €12.385 billion in 2016 and had more than 40,000 employees at year end. The Kering share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP)

About Kering Foundation
Launched in 2009, the Kering Corporate Foundation combats Violence Against Women. To enhance its global impact, the Foundation focuses on one cause in each of the following three regions: Sexual Violence in the Americas; Harmful Traditional Practices in Western Europe (France, Italy, United Kingdom); Domestic Violence in Asia. In addition, it pays particular attention to the situation of migrant and refugee women. The Kering Foundation supports NGOs’ projects, social entrepreneurs and awareness campaigns while involving the Group’s 40,000 employees.

About White Ribbon for Women
Launched in 1991, the White Ribbon movement commenced following the Montreal Massacre where a male student of École Polytechnique University massacred 14 of his female classmates telling them “you have no right being here (in education).” It encourages the promotion of gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity in order to bring about a cultural shift to a future without violence against women. In 1999, the United Nations declared 25 November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, with a White Ribbon as its symbol. In 2012, the Kering Foundation launched its own White Ribbon For Women campaign, with board director Stella McCartney redesigning the White Ribbon, in order to bring further attention to the cause.

Press Contacts
Emer Hallahan
+33 (0)1 45 64 63 07
emer.hallahan@kering.com

Carly Newman
+33 (0)1 45 64 65 58
carly.newman@kering.com

Hashtags
#ICouldHaveBeen
#KeringForWomen
#WhiteRibbon

Websites
www.ICouldHaveBeen.org
www.KeringFoundation.org
www.Kering.com

Social media
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Source: Kering Group

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Women in Motion Talks will be webcasted live on Kering’s Facebook page

Women in Motion Talks will be webcasted live on Kering’s Facebook page

ROBIN WRIGHT, ISABELLE HUPPERT, YANG YANG, SALMA HAYEK PINAULT, COSTA GAVRAS AND DIANE KRUGER ON THE BILL OF THE 2017 WOMEN IN MOTION TALKS

London, 2017-May-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Robin Wright, Isabelle Huppert, Yang Yang, Salma Hayek Pinault, Costa Gavras, and Diane Kruger are among the film figures who will share their experiences and viewpoints regarding the representation and contribution of women in Cinema during the Women in Motion Talks.

Open to journalists and film professionals, the Talks will be
webcasted live on Kering’s Facebook page.

This new edition will be launched on Thursday, 18 May 2017 by a first Talk with actress, producer and director Robin Wright.

It will be followed on Friday, 19 May 2017 by a Talk featuring actress Isabelle Huppert, which will be moderated by Isabelle Giordano of UniFrance, partner of Women in Motion.

On Sunday, 21 May, Women in Motion will welcome actor Yang Yang.

On Tuesday, 23 May, actress, director, and producer Salma Hayek Pinault, and filmmaker Costa Gavras will participate in a Talk organised by the Kering Foundation, which combats violence against women and fights for their rights.

Actress Diane Kruger will take part in Women in Motion’s Talk on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Talks details

Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 10.30am (TBC)
Participant: Robin Wright
Moderator: Variety
Language: English (simultaneous translation in French)
Location: Kering Suite – Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 7th floor (invitation only, RSVP)

Friday, 19 May 2017 at 11am (TBC)
Participant: Isabelle Huppert
Moderator: Isabelle Giordano, General Director of UniFrance
Language: French (simultaneous translation in English)
Location: Kering Suite – Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 7th floor (invitation only, RSVP)

Sunday, 21 May 2017 at 9am (TBC)
Participant: Yang Yang
Moderator: ELLE China
Language: Mandarin
Location: Kering Suite – Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 7th floor (invitation only, RSVP)

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 10am (TBC)
Participants: Salma Hayek Pinault, Costa Gavras
Moderator: Variety
Language: English (simultaneous translation in French)
Location: Kering Suite – Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 7th floor (invitation only, RSVP)

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 at 12am (TBC)
Participant: Diane Kruger
Moderator: Variety
Language: English (simultaneous translation in French)
Location: Kering Suite – Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 7th floor (invitation only, RSVP)

Seating is limited, and by invitation only.
Kering will send you an email to confirm your attendance.
This confirmation will be requested for entry.

More information: www.press.womeninmotion.com/talks/

Watch the Talks live streamed on the Kering Facebook page: www.facebook.com/keringgroup/

About Women in Motion
Women in Motion sets out to showcase the contribution of women to the film industry, whether in front of the camera or behind it. Launched in 2015 by Kering, in partnership with the Festival de Cannes, Women in Motion is an integral part of the Festival’s official programme. The initiative is based on two pillars: Talks open to journalists and industry professionals which give major figures the opportunity to compare and contrast their experiences and viewpoints around the question of women’s contribution to cinema, and to pool their recommendations for greater representation within the industry. Two Women in Motion Awards are presented each year, one to an inspiring figure who embodies the programme’s values, and another to a young film industry professional, who receives funding support for cinematographic projects.

About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.
The Group generated revenue of €12.385 billion in 2016 and had more than 40,000 employees at year end. 

Follow the official hashtags:
#WomenInMotion #Cannes2017 #Kering #KeringxCannes

SOURCE: KERING

Press contacts

Emilie Gargatte
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 20
emilie.gargatte@kering.com

Renato Martinelli
+33 (0)1 45 64 66 00
renato.martinelli@kering.com

Astrid Wernert
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 57
astrid.wernert@kering.com

Laurent Boyé
+1 310 220 7239
laurent@jazopr.com

 

 

 

Kering Foundation hosted a special screening of award-winning film Sonita as part of its annual White Ribbon for Women campaign

As part of its annual White Ribbon for Women campaign, to break the silence on violence against women, the Kering Foundation welcomed over 200 personalities from the film, luxury and fashion industries and women’s rights organizations to a special screening of the award-winning film Sonita at BAFTA.

London, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Monday 21 November, François-Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek Pinault and Stella McCartney welcomed over 200 guests to a special screening of award-winning Sonita at BAFTA in London. The screening was part of the Kering Foundation’s annual White Ribbon for Womencampaign, running from 18 to 27 November 2016 to break the silence on violence against women.

Sonita, directed by Iranian Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami and distributed by Wave Films, recounts the true story of 14-year-old undocumented refugee and women’s rights activist Sonita Alizadeh. Tracing her journey from Afghanistan to her newfound home in the US, the film sheds light on the reality of forced marriage through the eyes of a young girl who dreams of becoming a famous rapper despite her family’s predefined plan for her future – to sell her into marriage. The film notably won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2016 Sundance Festival.

Among some 200 personalities present at the screening were prominent figures from the film, music and fashion industries such as the film’s director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, Bianca Jagger, Eva Herzigová, Fares & Tania Fares, Bel Powley, James McCartney, Lucie de la Falaise and Tiphaine de Lussy. Representing the artistic directors and top management of Kering’s Maisons were Sarah Burton, Creative director of Alexander McQueen, Emmanuel Gintzburger, CEO of Alexander McQueen and Frederick Lukoff, CEO of Stella McCartney.

In parallel to the screening, this year’s White Ribbon for Women campaign hosted online via #BeHerVoice, features well-known male ambassadors including the French footballer Antoine Griezmann, American surfer and founder of menswear brand Outerknown Kelly Slater, and Chinese actor Yang Yang, who have lent their voices to the Kering Foundation’s campaign, to highlight the fact that violence against women is not just a women’s issue. A series of portraits diffused online between 18 and 25 November see the ambassadors recount the true stories of women who have experienced violence and subsequently received support from the Kering Foundation.

About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.
The Group generated revenues of more than €11.5 billion in 2015 and had more than 38,000 employees at year end. The Kering share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

About the Kering Foundation
Launched in 2009, the Kering Corporate Foundation combats Violence Against Women. To enhance its global impact, the Foundation focuses on one cause in each of the following three regions:
–   Sexual Violence in the Americas
–  Harmful Traditional Practices in Western Europe (France, Italy, United-Kingdom)
–  Domestic Violence in Asia
The Kering Foundation supports NGOs’ projects, social entrepreneurs and awareness campaigns while involving the Group’s 38,000 employees.

Press contacts:
Emer Hallahan
emer.hallahan@kering.com
+33 (0)1 45 64 63 70

Astrid Wernert
astrid.wernert@kering.com
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 57

Source: Kering