Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women

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Avon Foundation Global Ambassador Fergie along with the Avon Foundation, Vital Voices and the State Department announced a new program of the public-private partnership, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women.

The new program, the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative, will take comprehensive steps to eradicate domestic violence, sexual assault, honor crimes and other forms of gender based violence by providing critical support to survivors.

Fergie announced particular component, The Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence, which will ensure that existing laws achieve their promise and better protect victims of domestic and gender violence. The Institutes will launch in Mexico, Nepal, South Africa and India.

About Avon Foundation: Through 2013, Avon global philanthropy, led by the U.S.-based Avon Foundation for Women, has donated more than $957 million in more than 50 countries. Avon’s funding is focused on breast cancer research and access to care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program.

About Vital Voices: Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading non-governmental organization that identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities. The Vital Voices Global Leadership Network includes more than 14,000 leaders representing 144 countries who have trained and mentored 500,000 additional women and girls in their communities.
Self Disclosure: Avon Foundation sponsored Feature. No compensation received. Domestic Violence Awareness is a cause that SoCal City Kids truly supports.

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