Domestic Violence Funding

As part of our Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative, the Avon Foundation for Women provides domestic violence funding to build awareness, educate, and improve prevention and direct service programs.

Through 2013, we have provided nearly $38 million to programs like the Global Believe Fund, communications and awareness events, and global partnerships.

International Women's
Day Kick-Off

New Survey Reveals Lack of Resources for U.S. Domestic Violence Service Providers. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) released a new research report funded by the Avon Foundation for Women, which offers a snapshot into the world of domestic violence shelters and the shocking lack of resources.

Global Partnership to End
Violence Against Women

The Avon Foundation for Women collaborated with Vital Voices and the U.S. Department of State in 2010 to create The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women. This innovative public-private partnership is fostering the creation of cross-sector collaborations with the goal of reducing violence against women.

Avon Communications

On March 31, 2014 in recognition of International Women's Day, the Avon Foundation for Women awarded five global organizations with the 3rd Avon Communications Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women for their outstanding work to bring attention to the need to end violence against women.

Avon Global
Believe Fund

In celebration of Avon Products, Inc.'s 125th anniversary, the company established a new $2 million Avon Global Believe Fund to support women's domestic violence shelters and agencies around the world and to draw attention to the alarming lack of adequate services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

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Avon Global Center for Women
& Justice at Cornell Law School

Established in 2009, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School works with judges, legal professionals, and governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve access to justice for victims of gender violence.

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NO MORE Domestic Violence
& Sexual Assault Survey

The study, "NO MORE Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Survey of Attitudes and Experiences of Teens and Adults," commissioned by the Avon Foundation for Women, shows an urgent need for increased awareness, conversation, and education around domestic violence and sexual assault, with an emphasis on what bystanders can do to prevent violence and help victims before it is too late. See the full survey results:

of Domestic Violence

#SeeTheSigns is a social media campaign that aims to educate people about the signs of domestic violence during the 16 Days of Activism. View the gallery and share the signs on social media to help others.

Domestic Violence Grantee Spotlight: 2015: NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy

In NYC, more than 1 in 10 teens in dating relationships report experiencing physical violence at the hands of their partner. With funding and in partnership with the Avon Foundation for Women, the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence works to prevent violence and promote healthy teen relationships through the NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy.

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Domestic Violence Grantee Spotlight: 2015: Korean American Family Service Center

The AVON Foundation for Women has supported and funded the Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) of New York to give disadvantaged women a second chance for a new start. The Self-Sufficiency Program at KAFSC is a program that aims to encourage and help initiate the drive to improve job readiness, increase socialization, and improve self-esteem for women, principally women who are victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, other abuses, and for those who come from low-income families.

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Domestic Violence Grantee Spotlight: Battered Women’s Justice Project (2014)

The Battered Women’s Justice Project is one of the few domestic violence programs in the country with demonstrated experience in building responses to domestic violence crimes committed by military personnel.

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Domestic Violence Grantee Spotlight: Honor Our Voices (2014)

Honor Our Voices aims to elevate children, so that domestic violence service providers may better hear, understand, and respond to the children and families they serve.

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