Speak Out Against
Domestic violence is a pattern of abuse with the goal of establishing or maintaining power and control over the victim. It can happen occasionally or continuously and often worsens over time. Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, mental, and financial abuse. It knows no boundaries: Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion.
To help bring this issue out of the shadows, in 2004 the Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence, an initiative to build awareness, educate, and improve prevention and direct service programs. Through the end of 2014, in the U.S. alone, we have contributed nearly $40 million for the domestic violence cause.Avon Speak Out Against
Domestic Violence Mission
Three New Domestic Violence Bystander Training Programs Announced
These new programs, See the Signs & Speak Out: How Bystanders Can Help, provide useful strategies and insights to safely recognize, respond and take appropriate actions when you suspect or observe domestic violence or sexual abuse. The urgent need for bystander training became apparent in the results of the Avon Foundation-funded NO MORE Survey on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Experiences and Attitudes Among Teens and Adults.
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The Hunting Ground is a documentary that explores the rampant issue of sexual assault on college campuses across the country. After watching the film, you may feel enraged, frustrated, disheartened, or stunned by the widespread inaction to address sexual violence on U.S. college campuses. Or perhaps you’re feeling inspired by the courage of survivors and activists featured in the film.
Now is the time to channel all those feelings into action. The Avon Foundation has funded the creation of a Toolkit to empower key audiences—students, parents, alumni, faculty, advisors and administrators—with ways to participate.
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