THE WHAT? Mary Kay and The Mary Kay Foundation have partnered with CARE USA and the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women in an attempt to support life-saving efforts to prevent and end violence against women.
THE DETAILS According to WHO figures, more than one in three women around the world experience physical and / or sexual violence in their lifetime, a statistic that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the UN Trust Fund partnership, Mary Kay will contribute to funding projects to protect women and girls in 70 countries and territories as well as supporting CARE programs fighting against gender-based violence.
THE WHY? Melinda Foster Sellers, Chief People Officer of Mary Kay, explains, “Mary Kay has a decades-long commitment to ending violence against women and girls everywhere, it’s part of who we are. Today we join forces with the UN Trust Fund and CARE, two remarkable stewards of women’s rights, who have made extraordinary achievements through social impact on the ground, gender data collection, and relentless advocacy work. Together, we are more determined than ever to achieve a world free of violence against women.”
Adds Anne Crews, Vice President of Public Affairs at Mary Kay and Board member of The Mary Kay Foundation, “Since 1999, The Mary Kay Foundation has been committed to bringing an end to domestic violence. Over the past 20 years, over 2,600 shelters advocating to eradicate gender-based domestic violence have received grants totaling near US$47 million. We’ve supported over six million women and girls seeking shelter and services to be free from abuse. Our global partnerships with the UN Trust Fund and CARE will help us deepen and expand the scope of our fight to protect women and girls.”