Supporting Highly Vulnerable Women
The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated many existing inequalities, with devastating effects on those who were already struggling socially or economically or were victims of abuse, especially women. They have been disproportionately affected by the crisis, particularly in terms of job and income loss. They make up a large majority of single-parent families, and are increasingly forced to turn to food banks to meet their most basic needs. At the same time, domestic and sexual violence has increased worldwide, including in France (+30%), particularly due to the effects of lockdown measures.
L’Oréal, historically committed to supporting women, launched in 2020 the L’Oréal Fund for Women, a three-year charitable endowment fund of 50 million euros to support grassroots associations and organizations in their efforts to:
- help women to get out of poverty;
- prevent domestic/sexual violence against women and support survivors.
Particular attention is paid to projects aiming at helping women with multiple vulnerabilities, especially refugee women and women with disabilities.
Beyond emergency aid, the L’Oréal Fund for Women focuses on supporting women and girls’ empowerment, particularly by supporting projects in favor of social and professional integration, and overcome obstacles to access to education.
Applications to the L’Oréal Fund for Women will be held open from 2020 to 2023 and accepted on a rolling basis. Local charities and on the ground organizations working to support highly vulnerable women are eligible. Click on the button below to download application documents and read about our eligibility and selection criteria.