Dior, the LVMH-owned brand, is joining hands with UNESCO for its Global Education Coalition program and opening its Women @ Dior mentoring program for 100 young female students.The students will be selected from a number of countries including Pakistan, Niger, Ghana, Tanzania, Jamaica, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.
While revealing the news, Dior’s director of human resources Emmanuelle Favre said:
“Dior is no stranger to controversy when it comes to the role of fashion in female empowerment. We are proud to have been in the front row for some of the most pivotal moments in women’s history. As new waves of feminism continue to break, we are determined to make a difference”
She further added:
All mentees, in groups, will be invited to create, develop and implement a local initiative supporting the emancipation of young girls in order to help societal attitudes about women evolve and encourage women’s empowerment.
Dior’s creative director of women’s collections Maria Grazia Chiuri also released her statement and said:
Out of education comes freedom. For me, it seems essential to help young girls develop their self-confidence: the confidence to dare, to be independent and to do things. This initiative is more essential than ever in order to create the world of tomorrow.
Launched in 2017, the Women @ Dior program aims at promoting women’s empowerment around the world and polishing the skills of the talented female students from developing countries.
The brand is said to be the first couture house to join the initiative with UNESCO which will help the disadvantaged female students belong from developing and will give them an opportunity to receive an education focused on inclusion.
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