We at Avon are committed to the empowerment of women worldwide. We demonstrate this commitment by providing a path to financial independence, self-reliance and the realisation of dreams. We believe that all women have the right to feel safe and live happy, healthy lives free from fear and abuse.
As ‘the company for women’, we are on a mission to end domestic violence. Launched internationally in 2004, Speak Out Against Domestic Violence is our global campaign focused on education, prevention and support.
Thanks to the efforts of our supportive Customers and Representatives, we are proud to say that globally, Avon has donated more than $1 billion to the cause in over 50 countries. Together, we are making a difference.
Nearly 1 billion women worldwide are affected by domestic violence. It can affect anyone, regardless of race, gender or social standing, and can take many forms, not all of which are easily recognisable. That’s why we’re committed to ending it – because it’s not just a personal issue, it’s a community one.
In Australia alone:
- 1 in 3 women will experience physical violence after the age of 15
- A woman is killed almost every week by a current of former partner
- Almost 1 in 5 women have experienced sexual assault
Around the world:
- The World Health Organisation estimates that at least 1 in 3 women will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused during her lifetime
- In most cases of domestic violence, the abuser is a member of the family
Avon donates funds to two different organisations in Australia and New Zealand:
Neither donation would have been possible without the support and dedication of our Customers and Representatives.
- White Ribbon Australia, which provides domestic violence awareness, education, prevention and direct service initiatives in schools. In 2014, we proudly donated $100,000 to White Ribbon Australia
- Shine New Zealand, which provides support for people exposed to domestic abuse, men’s education programs, training programs and research funding. In 2014, we proudly donated $25,000 to Shine New Zealand
Avon’s Empowerment range of jewellery helps to raise awareness and funds to assist the victims of domestic violence.
When you buy or sell an Empowerment piece, you’re helping to end domestic violence. 100% of profits from the sale of Avon Empowerment products go to White Ribbon Australia and Shine New Zealand.
Please visit the Avon Online store to see our current Avon Empowerment Range.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2013, Avon launched the global #SeeTheSigns social media campaign with the aim to educate people about the signs of domestic violence.
We all play a pivotal role in breaking the cycle of abuse, and it is imperative that we are able to recognise the signs in order to safely intervene or seek help. For the duration of the campaign, which ran alongside the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence human rights movement, Avon posted one of the 16 “signs” daily on Facebook and Twitter, along with links to information on the signs of abuse. Social media users were encouraged to start conversations by sharing the “signs” on their own social networks, along with the #SeeTheSigns hashtag. The campaign was supported by Hollywood celebrities Megan Fox and Lucy Hale, along with star basketball player Chris Paul.
At Avon, we know the value of a perfect lip, but still open our mouths to speak out on domestic violence.
Stand with us.