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Accor is taking action to eliminate violence against women



Our Group is taking concrete actions so that no woman sees her aspirations blocked. Our initiatives are synonymous with real change that positively impacts local communities around the world. Our commitment is reflected in particular by our membership of the Coalition of UN Women, which we joined in 2021.

Taking care of others is at the heart of our DNA and our Group is committed to ensuring that its passion for hospitality is felt in all of its hotels around the world, going beyond hotel stays. Our establishments are open to all and are refuges for those in need in tune with our human values.

This November 25, the reminds us of the importance of implementing collective action to put an end to violence against women. This mobilization is all the more essential as, since the start of the health crisis, all types of violence against women, especially domestic violence, have increased. 1 in 3 women in the world have experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lives (source UN Women)—an alarming finding that needs to be addressed.

In 2021, Accor was selected to join the new from UN Women. The Group is officially part of the, a co-leader with Kering, the founding company of the OneinThreeWomen network, in order to.

One of the 2 key pillars of our, is the elimination of all forms of discrimination, harassment or violence through measures to raise awareness, prevent, support and protect staff. Today, the international network has 26,000 members who strive to meet this objective every day.

Around the world, anfor Top Management is being created to raise awareness on the fight against sexism, sexual harassment and domestic violence. An is also available to all staff wishing to report an incident or unacceptable behavior.

All over the world, close to local communities, our team members are launching tailored initiatives to fight violence against women based on their local knowledge.

Faced with the increase in gender-based violence caused by the crisis, in the Group launched the emergency system in October 2020. The objective: centralize needs and offer rapid and appropriate accommodation solutions for the most vulnerable populations, including women who have been victims of violence, as well as healthcare staff and associations involved in the fight against the spread of the virus. Also in France, Accor created in 2018 to fight so-called sexism in business with L'Oréal and EY. Since December 2020, the collective has reached 114 members - French companies, schools and organizations. In July 2021, the Group renewed its commitment with, an association for women in difficulty or victims of violence in dedicated centers in France.

By participating in in the, Accor has been welcoming women from rural areas of Rwanda since March 2021, i.e. and professional experience placements in 21 hotels in the United Arab Emirates.

In , the Group has launched the 24/7 helpline in order to provide our staff with a safe communication channel should they experience abuse or gender-based violence. Accor also supports the Program, which helps women and girls who are victims of violence by providing them with shelter and food, as well as social and psychological support. In June 2020, Accor Brazil also became a, supported by 100 local and international companies committed to ending violence against women and girls.

In , Accor and the , launch the awareness campaign , which seeks not only to promote equity but to prevent the different forms of violence experienced by women in the region. The strategy developed by the WWB Colombia Foundation since 2019, will allow people, through training and activities, to identify the types of gender-based violence and the routes of care for the victims. The first phase of this strategy will be developed in three awareness sessions between January and April 2022.

In, Accor has been working since 2015 with the Turkish Government to support female victims of violence in by offering them. During the health crisis, some hotels were also converted into reception centers to support the most vulnerable. Accor also works with the association, which supports these women when they are ready to move out with donations, furniture etc.

In the, Accor is a signatory partner of the to support female victims of domestic violence. As part of this partnership, Accor launched the mentoring program to help these women develop skills that can make a lasting difference. The program includes workshops to encourage self-discovery, acceptance and resilience.