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, with the Avon Foundation for Women, we've contributed more than US$80 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 are 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.
Supporting women through COVID-19
During the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, there was a global spike in domestic violence cases. We responded by launching the #IsolatedNotAlone campaign. Our message to those experiencing domestic violence: you may feel isolated but you’re not alone. We produced a series of “Trojan Horse” videos, which shared potentially lifesaving information about local domestic violence services disguised as lifestyle content. Further, the Avon Foundation announced US$1 million in grants to 50 frontline NGOs in nearly 40 countries, to support survivors and address increased demand for their services.
Worried about 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.