Category: Stories

AVON FOUNDATION-FUNDED “NO MÁS” GRANTEES LAUNCH EFFECTIVE NEW PROGRAMS TO HELP PREVENT AND REDUCE DOMESTIC AND GENDER VIOLENCE

At a Congressional Briefing in April 2015, the Avon Foundation released the Avon-funded NO MÁS Study, the most comprehensive study of domestic violence and sexual assault in the U.S. Latin@ community to date. The findings demonstrated an urgent need for increased awareness, conversation, and education around domestic violence and sexual assault, with an emphasis on […]


The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection by Christine Jaworsky In April and June, I attended and presented at the sixth and seventh Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence, held in Manila, Philippines and Bogotá, Colombia. These Institutes, funded by the Avon Foundation for Women and held around the world, convene people who work with and protect victims of […]


Avon Foundation-funded “NO MÁS” Grantees Launch Effective New Programs to Help Prevent and Reduce Domestic and Gender Violence

At a Congressional Briefing in April 2015, the Avon Foundation released the Avon-funded NO MÁS Study, the most comprehensive study of domestic violence and sexual assault in the U.S. Latin@ community to date. The findings demonstrated an urgent need for increased awareness, conversation, and education around domestic violence and sexual assault, with an emphasis on […]


#SeeTheSigns of Domestic Violence

The #SeeTheSigns social media campaign launched in November 2013 to educate people about the signs of domestic violence during the 16 Days of Activism. People were able to share images of the signs on social media. Those signs, many of them less obvious, are featured below. The Avon Foundation for Women recognizes that both women […]


SisterPact Campaign In Memphis Aims To Reduce The Disparity In Breast Cancer Mortality

In the spring of 2015, the Avon Foundation for Women joined more than 20 health care companies, community organizations, and academic and religious institutions in Memphis, Tennessee to launch SisterPact, a campaign that raises awareness about the need for and accessibility of breast cancer screenings. More specifically, the campaign highlighted the alarming disparity that exists […]