Thursday, November 28, 2019

Avon Philippines empowers women to #SpeakOutListenUp against gender-based violence Avon goes orange to spark conversations on violence against women and girls from November 25 to December 10

The Philippines is one of the most dangerous places for women in Asia. 
It’s a country where rape happens every 72 minutes, and at least 1 in 
20 women aged 15 to 49 experienced sexual violence. Of all Filipinas 
who have been harassed, half of them took no action. It's a grim 
reality that stories about gender-based violence is often ignored, 
ridiculed, or discredited.

As a strong advocate for women, Avon Philippines is rallying behind 

UN Women’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 
by launching the #SpeakOutListenUp campaign to encourage 
victims and survivors to speak out and share their stories and 
urge everyone to listen up.

For 16 days, orange has been chosen as a symbol of a brighter 

future where women won’t fear violence in their own homes, 
on the streets, or online. Since adapting the color is one way 
to show solidarity with women all over the world, Avon is 
going orange across its social media platforms from November 25 
(UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against 
Women) to December 10 (Human Rights Day).

This way, the company can amplify the message, spark 

conversations, and raise awareness on different forms of 
violence that prevent women from reaching their full potential 
as well as the many ways they can protect themselves and 
report instances of abuse.

As part of its efforts for the 16 Days of Activism, Avon 

partnered with World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts 
(WAGGGS) to ensure more women and girls are able to 
identify gender-based violence and identify resources to 
safely seek help. The partnership launches a new training
 and awareness program for Avon Representatives and 
girl scouts in the Philippines as well as in Argentina 
and South Africa.

For over 130 years, Only Avon has been steadfast in 

its mission to empower women everywhere. The first 
step to empowering women is to make sure they live
 happy, healthy lives. This cannot be achieved without 
ensuring their safety. That’s why Avon has a strong 
legacy of championing programs that help in the promise 
of putting an end to Violence Against Women and Girls 
(VAWG), contributing more than $65 million globally
 to women~ centered organizations like Malala Fund and Vital Voices.

In the Philippines, Avon has constantly been collaborating 

with and making donations to Women’s Care Center, Inc. in 
Manila; Inang Makabayan Aksyon Foundation in 
Pampanga; Gender Watch Against Violence and 
Exploitation (GWAVE) in Dumaguete; and Luna Legal 
Resource Center for Women in Davao to further the cause.

Avon’s 16 Days of Activism is part of its enduring commitment 

to stand with and stand for women. After all, women's rights 
are human rights.

About Avon

Avon is the Company that for 130 years has proudly stood for beauty, 

innovation, optimism and, above all, for women. Avon products 
include we/l-recognized and beloved brands such as ANEW, Avon Color, 
Avon Care, Skin-So-Soft, and Advance Techniques sold through nearly 
6 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Learn 
more about Avon and its products at

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