When Fashion says NO to Violence

1 in 3 women have experienced violence in their lifetime: stop gender-based violence!

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While the media of the whole world are trying to shed light on the sad massacre of Orlando, the only clear idea in my head is: Stop violence!

It is still unclear which was the cause behind the attack, and in my opinion it doesn’t matter.

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As stated by Obama in his speech on the massacre:

“You can’t make up the world into “us” and “them,” and denigrate and express hatred towards groups because of the color of their skin, or their faith, or their sexual orientation – he said – “It’s a good time for all of to us reflect on how we treat each other and to insist on respect and equality for every human being.

Violence cannot and should not go unnoticed or to be tolerated.

Fortunately, even the fashion world is increasingly aware of the importance of taking a position and act when it’s about a such relevant matter.

Fashion is going slowly, but continuously, towards to the ethical “state of mind”. Do you remember the overview of how to “Fashion supports civil rights“?

Fashion supports Human rights

But, as a woman, I won’t put up with violence against women, so the place of honor in my top list goes to the initiatives that fight violence against women.

It’s been a while since I talked you about SeeMe Heart…

Stop violence against women

SeeMe keeps offering a job – and a hope – to the women victims of violence, also in partnership with some very important fashion brands. To support this project, in fact, there have been collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld, Missoni and Tommy Hilfiger.

Even the World Bank sponsored a fashion show in India and an art show in Bangladesh. They are trying to find new approaches – creative approaches – to prevent gender-based violence (GBV).

Why all that interest? Unfortunately, it isn’t an exaggeration.

As UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women created by the United Nations General Assembly, declares a staggering one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

It’s a pandemic of global proportions, and it’s time to stop it by all means, including fashion industry!

Rita Palazzi
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