Laeticia Hallyday is the winner of the 2017 Clarins Award for children’s rights and is celebrating this iconic award’s 20th birthday.
For ten years already, Laeticia Hallyday has been sincerely and energetically devoted to children’s rights, first of all in her role as a UNICEF ambassador and through the “La Bonne Etoile” organization founded in 2012 with Hélène Darroze. In the space of four years, schools, orphanages and pediatric clinics have come into being in Vietnam thanks to La Bonne Etoile, changing the everyday lives of these suffering children.
Today, Laeticia is expanding her work on behalf of children mistreated by life in France. Since December 2016, she has joined forces with the federation of La Voix de l’Enfant associations to create three UAMJP (Pediatric Medical and Legal Unit) centers in Orléans, Dijon and Pontoise in a hospital environment, designed to welcome and support children who are victims of abuse.
It is already twenty years since the Clarins group had the purposeful idea of rewarding a woman committed to protecting children who are malnourished, poorly housed, mistreated or lacking education, in short children whose lives are not going well. For Clarins, beauty is only meaningful if it is accompanied by generosity, humanity, openness to others, and passing on strong values to future generations.
With an authentic, long-term vision, the Clarins Award has continued its financial support year after year to all of the women who have won the prize since it was created in 1997.
While the Clarins Award for children’s rights was born in France, its scope now extends well beyond our borders, across 14 countries and four continents. Twenty years after it began, 88 big-hearted women and their organizations are now accompanied and supported by the Clarins Group in France, as well as in South Africa, England, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, Russia, Korea, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, the United States, and Portugal.