Supporting women

An unparalleled record of championing women

Our mission is to improve the lives of women around the world. It’s as simple, and as complex, as that. 

We proudly stand for women and the issues that affect them; through education and the mobilisation of our powerful network of beauty entrepreneurs, we provide economic opportunities for women. With the support of the Avon Foundation for Women, we educate and support millions of women around the world about breast cancer, and we endeavour to help end violence against women and girls.

When you improve a woman’s life, you benefit her family, her community, her country, and ultimately the world.

Avon Foundation for Women

Since its inception in 1955, the Avon Foundation has promoted or aided charitable, scientific, educational, and humanitarian activities, with a special emphasis on activities that improve the lives of women and their families.

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Six million entrepreneurs

Championing women’s economic equality is our purpose; we enable women across the world to build their own business.

But there is still more work to do, millions of women and girls are unable to fulfil their dreams due to economic, social and political barriers, or simply because of their gender.  

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Breast Cancer Promise

Ensuring every woman knows the risks, knows the signs and knows how and when to take action to protect her breast health.

With the support of the Avon Foundation, we have renewed our global commitment to the cause with the launch of the Avon Breast Cancer Promise, a multi-year pledge educating women about breast health. 
 

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Promise to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls

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.

With the support of the Avon Foundation, we have reiterated our commitment to this cause by launching the Avon Promise to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls.

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Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have donated $1 billion USD globally in contributions dedicated to causes that matter most to women.