Avon Global Ambassador & Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation for Women, Reese Witherspoon, has launched the new Empowerment “Circle of Support” Necklace in recognition of International Women\’s Day yesterday (March 8th). The necklace is the latest Avon fund-raising product that raises life-saving funds for the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, which has donated nearly $40 million to end the epidemic of violence against women globally.
One hundred percent of the net profits from the necklace\’s sale will benefit Avon\’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. The silvertone necklace features the infinity symbol, which in Avon\’s Speak Out campaign represents lives with unlimited potential when free from violence.
“It\’s a shocking reality that one in three women worldwide will experience violence in their lives. It\’s an unacceptable truth that we must all work to change,” said Reese Witherspoon.
“In recognition of International Women\’s Day, I\’m proud to support the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program and I encourage everyone to purchase, wear or give the Avon Empowerment Necklace to help raise awareness as well as vital money for domestic abuse support services.”
Reese previewed the Empowerment Necklace on February 28 at the 2nd World Conference of Women\’s Shelters in Washington, D.C., which convened more than 1,400 advocates, activists and leaders from 96 countries to collaborate to change attitudes about domestic and sexual violence.
Listen to Reese talk about violence against women:
For more information about Avon\’s efforts to end violence against women around the world follow Avon on Twitter at #AvonSpeakout #IWD or at www.facebook.com/avonfoundation.
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