Violence against women is an epidemic: one in three women worldwide will be a victim in her lifetime. Intimate partner violence does not discriminate and it can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion.
What’s more, domestic violence has historically been a taboo subject, but in 2004, the Avon Foundation for Women set out to change that, launching the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. Speak Out aimed to bring awareness to this issue, to educate, and to develop and implement prevention and direct service programs. Since 2004, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed more than $60 million globally to support these goals. While that is an impressive effort, there is much more to do.
In February 2018, Avon and the Avon Foundation announced its recommitment to this cause by launching the Avon Promise to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls.
We invite you to learn more below, and to join us in our efforts to eradicate violence against women and girls once and for all.