ABUSE IS NOT LOVE
UAE PARTNERSHIP WITH DUBAI FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
As part of the global program Abuse is Not Love to combat intimate partner violence, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty will be donating to and supporting the education and training programs of its non-profit partner.
Intimate Partner Violence is a major societal issue: approximately 1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime and only a small proportion of survivors will obtain justice.
In 2007, Dubai Foundation For Women and Children was established to offer immediate protection and support services for women and children in the UAE against domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking, and it is the first licensed non-profit shelter in the UAE that runs specifically for the care of women and children.
A 4-PILLAR PROGRAM
Providing resources for survivors of violence to enter the workforce
The program provides equipment of the computer labs used for female survivors of domestic violence as well as complete trainings to prepare them to (re)enter the workforce.
Upskilling of clients in beauty career
A YSL Beauty makeup expert will also be available to provide expertise helping the victims develop skills in the beauty industry.
Internal training of YSL Beauty teams
Workshops and training seminars are organized for YSL Beauty corporate and front-line teams to understand and identify abusive relationships. These workshops give them the tools and resources, not only for themselves, but to be agents of change in their communities.
Collaborative volunteering opportunities
Sessions and opportunities will be organized for YSL Beauty employees to perform voluntary work (social, art, professional, entertainment and sport engagements) at the foundation premises.
“We aim to highlight on the importance of women's issues and how to interact with them, and also to educate employees about the best ways to protect and support women around them” - Sheikha Al Mansouri, Acting Director General of The Dubai Foundation for Women's and Children
ABUSE CAN COME WITH WARNING SIGNS
As part of YSL Beauty’s Abuse is Not Love global Intimate Partner Violence prevention program, we are acting to raise awareness among people to see the signs of abuse in relationships.
Please watch the video below to learn the 9 signs of abuse.