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Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
Date:3/3/2009

this epidemic of violence and encourage everyone to speak out so it stops.

"Nearly a billion women worldwide are affected by violence," explained Witherspoon. "The Empowerment Necklace is an easy way for all women to take action and demonstrate solidarity to reduce the worldwide epidemic of violence against women. As Honorary Chair of the Avon Foundation, as a woman, and as a mother, I am proud to support this effort."

About Avon Products, Inc. and the Avon Foundation for Women

Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through nearly 6 million independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon's product line includes beauty products, fashion jewelry and apparel, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark. Avon is also a leader in corporate responsibility and philanthropy. In addition to Avon's heritage of women's empowerment, the Avon Foundation for Women, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is the largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy for women, with more than $660 million raised worldwide for causes of great concern to women, currently focused on breast cancer, domestic violence and emergency disaster relief. Learn more about Avon, its products and programs at www.avoncompany.com.

About the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School

The mission of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School is to work with judges, legal professionals, governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence in an effort to eliminate violence against women and
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