End Violence Against Women

One in three women will be impacted by sexual or physical violence in their lifetime

Violence against women and girls is the most widespread human rights violation in the world. 1 in 3 women experiences violence or abuse in her lifetime. 

Intimate partner violence does not discriminate, and it can affect anyone; regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or religion. What’s more, domestic violence has historically been a taboo subject.

Since 2004 we've contributed more than US$91 million globally to support awareness, education and the development and implementation of prevention and direct service programmes.

But there’s still more to do. Together, we must speak out for survivors, because silence hurts.

Gender-Based Violence Protocol for employees

Our Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Protocol builds on our commitment to those affected by gender-based violence. We believe that no associate should be held back due to experiencing gender-based violence. If one of our employees is experiencing domestic violence, our message is that we're here for you.

We’re committed to raising awareness of gender-based violence, so that all associates have an awareness of what gender-based violence is and where to seek support. Further, we stand against all discrimination against survivors of gender-based violence, including existing employment and career development.

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#SpeakOut: Resources and information

Worried about yourself or someone that you know?

Gender-based violence can happen to anyone.  Although every situation is unique, there are common signs to look out for and places that you can go for support. 

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Supporting GBV survivors in Ukraine

As the devastating war in Ukraine continues, we’re proud to announce that the Avon Foundation is donating $160,000 to UNFPA in Ukraine, to support survivors of gender-based violence. The project aims to improve access to services for GBV survivors and those at risk of GBV by establishing four Day Counselling Centres, which will provide GBV survivors with specialised psychological assistance, social support and legal counselling.

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