Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
One in three women worldwide is affected by domestic and partner violence. Men can be victims of partner violence, too, but the vast majority of those affected are women, making this a vital issue for women and families worldwide.
We are dedicated to the empowerment of women globally and ending violence against women is a cause that’s integral to our philanthropy. Ours Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative, which launched in 2004, focuses on education, prevention, and victim support programs. Today, nearly 50 Avon markets around the world raise funds and awareness to support programs aimed at ending family and gender violence.
Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have already funded the following Institutes:
- 2014: Guadalajara Mexico and Katmandu Nepal
- 2015: São Paulo Brazil; Delhi India; and, Johannesburg South Africa
- 2016: Tucumán Argentina; Bogotá Colombia; Mumbai India; Manila Philippines; and, Pretoria South Africa
- 2017: Toluca Mexico; Brasilia, São Paulo and Fortaleza Brazil; Santiago Chile; Bucharest Romania; and, Medellin Colombia
In March 2017, in honor of International Women’s Day, the Avon Foundation for Women announced $1 Million in new funding for 10 new Justice Institutes in 2017 and 2018.
NOTE: This information comes from this Avon website https://www.avonfoundation.org/programs/domestic-violence/