A V O N is The Company with a Conscience
Avon Speak Out against domestic violence
One in three women worldwide are 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. Our 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 raises funds and educates people through the sale of unique Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Empowerment fundraising products. These products include jewellery that features the infinity symbol, representing unlimited possibilities for all women once they are free from violence.
This is the latest charity we are getting involved with helping and supporting. All over the UK we are holding coffee mornings and other fund-raising events in aid of this wonderful charity that does so much to help us catch cancer early and therefore be so much more likely to beat it.
AVON Support the crusade against cancer
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, which launched in 1992, has placed Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women at the forefront of the fight against breast cancer. Today, Avon is the leading corporate supporter of the cause globally. Our six million Avon independent Sales Representatives around the world not only raise funds for breast cancer programs, but also provide a global army of educators, offering information and raising awareness around the world.
Avon global philanthropy has donated more than $800 million through 2015 to breast cancer programs in over 50 countries for research and advancing access to care, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade awards funding to beneficiaries ranging from leading cancer centres to community-based grassroots breast health programs to support breast cancer research and access to care. Avon Breast Cancer Crusade funding has helped build a network of programs globally that cover the full spectrum of breast cancer access to care and research. We also fund promising research into the causes of breast cancer and ways to prevent the disease and fund access to screening and treatment, with a special focus on helping the medically underserved, including the disadvantaged, elderly, minorities and those without adequate insurance.