GO EAST: The Kering Foundation is expanding its activities to China.
The foundation, which was created by Kering to develop and support solidarity projects in partnership with non-governmental organizations, has appointed Chinese women’s rights advocate Yuan Feng to its board. The move is designed to strengthen its actions in combating violence against women.
A professor, Feng is a founder, co-founder and board member of organizations including China’s Gender & Development Network, the Beijing-based Anti-Domestic Violence Network and the Centre for Women’s Studies at Shantou University.
“Violence against women is a daily reality for millions across the world, and so combatting it must be our daily priority,” she said. “It is a privilege to join such a board of expertise as that of the Kering Foundation.”
François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of Kering and chairman of the Kering Foundation, said he looked forward to working alongside her to help the cause of women.
“Five years after launching the Kering Foundation, the urgent need to combat violence against women still persists. By reorienting our actions, we will strengthen the voice of domestic violence victims in Asia, a region that is important to our group as a whole,” he said.