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Published: December 11, 2019
Community
Published: December 11, 2019

Italy, France Sites Support Victims of Violence

According to the United Nations (U.N.), one in three women around the world will experience violence against them during their lifetimes. With support from the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), our colleagues in Italy and France recently took part in activities to help raise awareness about this silent epidemic. Their efforts coincided with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a day designated by the U.N. to bring global attention to this issue.

In Italy, the WLC encouraged colleagues to wear red on November 25 to show support to female victims of violence. Employees from every site participated in the effort, united in their efforts to say no to the violence.
The WLC in Italy is sensitive to this issue and, as part of our mission, supports organizations that help women at risk regain their dignity, freedom and independence. We hope our effort will begin to make people more aware of this serious problem and empower them to say no to the violence.
Silvia Rigone, WLC leader, Italy
In France, the WLC at PPG sites in Marly and Saultain organized informational seminars for colleagues in partnership with a local association that supports victims of domestic violence.
Even though this is very difficult subject to discuss, our employees took the time to learn about it and ask questions. In the end, people agreed that just by talking about it, we have begun to take the first steps against this violence.
Karine Tomala, PPG operational site manager, Marly, France
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women has been observed every November 25 since 2000. It marks the beginning of 16 days of remembrance, culminating in International Human Rights Day on December 10.