As part of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Carrefour is responding to a call from the ministry in charge of gender equality, diversity, and equal opportunities by forming a partnership with the FNCIDFF, which helps more than 45,000 women in France.
This partnership will start in January 2023 and focus on four important areas:
Creating links between Carrefour stores and local branches of the Federation to help women who have been victims of violence as much as possible across France;
Putting on events where women who are cared for by the Federation can learn about careers and try out different jobs so they can see if they are in line with what they want to do professionally;
Setting up a special hiring process at Carrefour’s headquarters to make sure that applications from the Federation get extra attention;
Sharing information in our stores about the Federation’s network and the different projects it works on.
“As a store, Carrefour has been fighting against violence against women for a long time. This year, it’s going a step further by helping women who have been victims of violence get back to work. Carrefour is one of the biggest private employers in France. It has a lot of different jobs for people to do. So, we are in a better position than many other companies to help women who have been hurt by violence and want to go back to work. Carine Kraus, the Executive Director of Engagement for the Carrefour Group, said, “We can only make a difference on this major social issue if businesses, charities, and the government work together.”
“We can’t let anything go when it comes to stopping violence against women. We all have a stake in getting rid of this problem, and everyone needs to do their part. I’m glad that the Carrefour Group, which already cares a lot about solving this problem, has made this promise. And I’m very happy about the big deal we’ve made with the FNCIDFF to help women who have been hurt by violence. Isabelle Lonvis-Rome, France’s junior minister in charge of gender equality, diversity, and equal opportunities who reports to the Prime Minister, said, “We will end the scourge of violence when companies and charities work together to take real steps.”
FNCIDFF chairwoman Danielle Bousquet said, “This partnership between Carrefour and the national federation of 97 information centers on women’s rights and families will give the women we help at our centers all over France new opportunities to get back on the job market. As part of our efforts to stop sexual and gender-based violence against women, this partnership will also allow us to reach more women with our messages.
Carrefour wants to stop violence against women.
Carrefour has been standing with women who have been abused by their partners for a long time. In a number of partnerships, the store is doing its part:
Carrefour signed the WEPS (Women Empowerment Principles) charter with ONU Women France in 2013, and the store gives money to the group through Orange Day.
*The Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femme (national federation for solidarity with women), which helped us raise awareness among more than 200 Carrefour employees about domestic violence issues and for which Carrefour gives the emergency number (3919) for helping victims on its till receipts (more than 1.2 million till receipts were printed on Orange Day in 2021)
With the Group’s collective agreement, both in France and around the world (the agreement signed between Carrefour and UNI Global Union)
*Orange Day is a campaign that ran from November 18 to November 20. For every 2 kg of oranges bought in stores, 50 centimes were given to a charity. More than €12,000 was raised last year.
Danielle Bousquet, présidente de la FNCIDFF, déclare « Ce partenariat entre Carrefour et la Fédération nationale des 97 centres d’information sur les droits des femmes et des familles permet d’ouvrir des perspectives d’insertion professionnelle supplémentaires pour les femmes que nous accompagnons dans nos centres sur tout le territoire. Ce partenariat permettra aussi la mise en place de relais supplémentaires de notre communication auprès des femmes dans le champ de la lutte contre les violences sexistes et sexuelles. »
Carrefour, acteur engagé dans la lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes
Carrefour se tient aux côtés des femmes victimes de violences conjugales depuis de nombreuses années. L’enseigne est engagée aux titres de plusieurs partenariats:
ONU Femmes France dont Carrefour a signé la charte WEPS (Women Empowerment Principles) dès 2013 et que l’enseigne soutient financièrement grace à l’action Orange Day* La Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femme avec laquelle nous avons pu sensibiliser plus de 200 collaborateurs Carrefour au phénomène des violences conjugales et pour laquelle Carrefour relaie le 3919, numéro d’urgence d’aide aux victimes sur ses tickets remis en caisse (plus d’1,2 Millions de tickets ont ét
Par le biais d’accord collectif de groupe pour la France et à l’International au travers de l’Accord Uni Global Union
*Orange Day: opération qui s’est déroulée les 18, 19 et 20 novembre et qui consiste à reverser 50 centimes pour tout achat de 2 kg d’oranges, signalés en magasin. L’année dernière plus de 12 000 euros avaient été récoltés.