Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is an epidemic: one in four women worldwide will be a victim of domestic abuse in her lifetime. It 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 builds awareness, educates, and develops and implements prevention and direct service programs. Some of these projects are global, focused on ending gender-based violence and strengthening domestic violence laws.
Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed more than $60 million globally to support these goals, which includes more than $40 million dedicated to U.S. programs.
Through 2016, Avon and the Avon Foundation have contributed nearly $700,000 to Sanctuary for…
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