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, 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 2012, in the U.S. alone, we have provided more than $33 million for the domestic violence cause.
The Avon Foundation for Women provides domestic violence funding to build awareness, educate, and improve prevention and direct service programs.
Through our m.powerment by mark program, we've awarded 23 grants to establish a network of peer educators on college campuses. In one year, we trained nearly 50,000 students and faculty on dating abuse issues.