THE KERING FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ITS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR COMMUNITY FOR WOMEN TO LIVE SAFER
Since 2008, when the Kering Group first established its Foundation to combat violence against women, supporting innovative social entrepreneurs has been a central focus of our Foundation’s actions.
In this unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, the UN reported a “horrifying global surge of domestic violence” with the number of women calling helplines as much as doubling in certain countries, while support services found themselves under-resourced, understaffed and overwhelmed.
Today, as the UN calls for the prevention of violence against women to be part of national recovery plans for Coronavirus, the Kering Foundation continues to partner with social entrepreneurs addressing violence in order to make sustained improvements to women’s lives.
This June, the Kering Foundation launches its global community of social entrepreneurs, in partnership with Empow’Her, a specialist in women-led entrepreneurship.
Every social entrepreneur the Kering Foundation has partnered with since 2008 is invited to join the community. The ambition is to create a thriving ecosystem of support and synergies in order to scale up alternative innovative models that help people live safer.
MEET THE THREE NEW SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS JOINING THE COMMUNITY IN 2020
- SANDY BEKY - HEHOP: HELP FOR HOPE
Restoring hope for survivors by enabling them to provide legal and tamper-free evidence of violence, the free HeHop app, launches in France this June.
- ROSALIA TRUJANO ORTEGA - LAS PANAS
Las Panas is a social bakery space, where women living in one of the most violent parts of Mexico City with limited resources meet for training in breadmaking and support to escape violence.
- SEYI AKIWOWO – GLITCH
Aiming to set a global standard for “Digital Citizenship,” built on the understanding that our online community is as real as our offline one, Glitch takes an intersectional approach to end online abuse through training, campaigns and policy reforms.
(RE)DISCOVER OUR SOCIAL ENTRPRENEURS
- BARBARA SPEZINI - COLORI VIVI
- VIRGINIE GOETHALS and BRENDA SAWYER - RUN
- MARIE REVERCHON - DU PAIN & DES ROSES
- JESS LADD - CALLISTO
- HERA HUSSAIN - CHAYN
- MAURO ANTONIO VARGAS URÍAS - GENDES
- JENNY MCGEE - STARFISH PROJECT
This global community of innovators and experts will share ways to expand alternative economic models and solutions across sectors and across countries for greater impact. More information in the document enclosed.