You don’t have to dig much to reveal Vaucluse as a land of women’s initiatives. To highlight them, Vaucluse Matin and the Ebra Events group imagined last year the Vaucluse Trophy for women, which awards category by category, deserving women from Vaucluse. Aushopping Avignon Nord carries this event in its entirety and hosted Wednesday October 6 at the restaurant l’Hexagone the fourth of the six parts of this adventure.
Each category is supported by a partner and 1807 Mobility Groupe (a new commercial brand of the Berbiguier group) has chosen to encourage women in community life.
“Your life journey is inspiring”
Eléonore Vigneron, president of Avilab, the FabLab d’Avignon and Laurie Martinez, president of Tempo Danse association which animates the territory through dance and body expression were in the running. Just like Manon Barbin, president of Manoleta, who won. His association campaigns for the recognition of endometriosis as a disease – this is not the case in the Vaucluse department – and opens the voice of patients.
“Your life journey is inspiring” underlined Christophe Cyrille-Berbiguier, President of the Berbiguier Prémium Automobile company, at the opening of the presentation of this prize to Manon Barbin.
Why did you choose to support this category? Christophe Cyrille-Berbiguier summarizes: “Berbiguier Prémium Automobile has always brought a lot of interest to the local associative fabric. Of course, with 150 employees, a company must earn money, but supporting associations is totally one of our missions. Associations carry tremendous human values and our role is to help them both financially but also by making them shine to our customers. “
The choice of Manon Barbin was imposed both for her personal history that she encountered in the service of others but also for all the energy that she imparts in her fight in search of the recognition of the whole of the society, from the sick woman’s employer to health professionals.
“The story will not stop there” promised Christophe Cyrille Berbiguier while on the side of Aushopping Avignon north, Anaïs Bourguin and Jacques Lèze were already making an appointment next March to give visibility to Endometriosis Day, via the Manoleta association.
The Vaucluse operation for women is six categories, seven trophies, with the favorite prize at the awards ceremony in December.
The Vaucluse Women’s Trophy, carried by Vaucluse Matin and the Ebra Events group, focused in September on the women’s category of associative life.
The votes of the jury and that of the public put Manon Barbin, founding president of Manoleta, in the lead. Support, informant communicate, Manon Barbin wants to disseminate knowledge about endometriosis and that this disease be recognized as such in Vaucluse.
Endometriosis, a daily struggle for the young winner
Founding president of the Avignon association Manoleta for four years, Manon Barbin, 32, who has just been elected Woman of associative life 2021, will not let go until endometriosis is recognized as a real disease.
A recognition that unblocks the coverage of care but also the eyes of all those who minimize the pain of professional women suffering from this disease, including health.
“I have a little less good, I open a mailbox and a story of a girl who sometimes suffers and who calls for help, the anger which rises becomes my strength”, summarizes Manon. 40 people join the association, practically all of them sick. Manoleta shines even more on social networks where the association opens up into a space of listening, support but also of putting in touch with health professionals who know how to take charge of the disease.
The goal for Manon: to prevent others from her difficult path, the slowness to make a diagnosis, the years of suffering but also the medical and moral mistreatment which clashed with her strong character. She wants to “bring the endogirls out of their silent ordeal.” “
Communication tools: the “Endokits”.
After having been decided, Manon shared her experience via Manoleta and today she goes further by creating communication tools: the “Endokits”.
These educational brochures explain the disease and are available in several themes. They are available free of charge. It is this tool and Manoleta’s action as a whole that led him to withdraw from the Grand Sud region of the Prévent 2 Care prize, which rewards innovative associations in the field of prevention. And to win this Wednesday, October 6, the Vaucluse Trophy for women.