Violence against women and girls is the most widespread human rights violation in the world. 1 in 3 women experiences violence or abuse in her lifetime.
Intimate partner violence does not discriminate, and it can affect anyone; regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or religion. What’s more, domestic violence has historically been a taboo subject.
Since 2004, with the Avon Foundation for Women, we've contributed more than US$80 million globally to support awareness, education and the development and implementation of prevention and direct service programmes.
But there’s still more to do. Together, we must speak out for survivors, because silence hurts.