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The Rescue & Recover Fund : BNP Paribas supports humanitarian actions

  • 03.12.2019

Since 2012, BNP Paribas supports humanitarian actions through its endowment fund, the Rescue & Recover Fund. This fund collects donations from BNP Paribas employees, in order to finance the projects from its three NGO partners.

In 2019, one in three women worldwide still lacks access to a toilet or an effective health system. With this in mind, the Rescue & Recover Fund decided to focus its end-of-year campaign on access to hygiene and health for the most vulnerable women in three areas. 

This donation campaign will run until December 31. All year long, donations are doubled. Exceptionally on December 3rd, date of the Giving Tuesday, all donations will be multiplied by 3!

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Launched in the United States in 2012, the #GivingTuesday international movement promote to "liberate generosity" by encouraging different forms of engagement: volunteering, donations to associations, awareness raising, etc.

We are working on three projects to reduce inequality of access to hygiene and health for the most vulnerable women:

With the French Red Cross in France, to enable the distribution of hygiene kits to homeless women

Access to hygiene facilities is a complicated task for homeless women in France. For example, in the roughly 40 mixed public bathing facilities in Paris they have access to, they routinely face a lack of privacy as well as sometimes violent attacks. The Red Cross canvassing efforts will distribute hygiene kits to homeless women in France thanks to the support of the Rescue & Recover Fund. Each kit contains shower gel, shampoo, a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, moist towelettes, condoms and sanitary napkins. These basic necessities are not easy to access for the more than 50,000 homeless women in France.

With CARE in northwest Madagascar, to facilitate young women’s access to menstrual hygiene products and raise their awareness

Lack of access to intimate care stigmatizes many women in this poor region of Madagascar. Many women are forced to put their livelihoods on hold during menstruation, isolating themselves for fear of being discriminated against. Resorting to improper remedies also leads to numerous infections and gynaecological complications. It is also one of the main factors causing girls to drop out of school. The aim of this project is to help support local women in the communities to make locally sourced menstrual hygiene products, so that women and girls can easily obtain them, but also to promote local private-sector businesses that can improve the earnings of seamstresses.

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With Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) in a shanty town in Manila, for a cervical cancer vaccination campaign benefiting young women

Over 300,000 people live in the crowded slums of Tondo, next to the port of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. There is one doctor for every 36,000 inhabitants, a pitifully small figure. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) decided to conduct a major operation in these underprivileged neighbourhoods by vaccinating 25,000 young women against the human papillomavirus, the main cause of cervical cancer, killing 12 women in the Philippines every day. MSF also offers cancer screening and cryotherapy treatment for sick women.

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You can now support these actions by making a donation.

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#GivingTuesday: The Rescue & Recover Fund triples your donations!

Exceptionally, for the #GivingTuesday, each donation made by BNP Paribas employees on December 3rd will be tripled by the Rescue & Recover Fund. For a donation of €100, it represents €300 that will finance the projects of the three NGOs partners of the Rescue & Recover Fund!

France: With the 66% tax reduction for donations made to a nonprofit or charity organization in France, a donation of €50 actually costs only €17. 

Belgium: With the 45% tax reduction for donations over €40 made to a nonprofit or charity organization in Belgium, a donation of €50 actually costs only €27,5.

Photos : header ©CARE Madagascar Rano Wash / ©MSF - Hannah Reyes Morales

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