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Avon Dontes $1 million to UN UNIFEM Fund

In Celebration of International Women’s Day March 8th Avon Proudly Announces $1 Million Donation to the UN UNIFEM Fund

SYDNEY, March 7 /Medianet International-AsiaNet/ --

This week Avon Products and The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) co-hosted The Second Global Summit for a Better Tomorrow at the United Nations in New York. The Summit took place during the week of International Women’s Day to help raise awareness about critical barriers to women’s progress.

Andrea Jung, Avon’s chairman and CEO announced Avon’s new commitment of $1 million to the UN Trust Fund for Violence Against Women, the largest corporate grant ever awarded in one year to the Fund.

As Avon’s Global Ambassador, Reese Witherspoon spoke about her commitment to Avon’s mission.

``I’ve known Avon as a beauty brand for as long as I can remember, and I’ve seen firsthand how Avon opens the door for women to become entrepreneurs and support their families,’’ said Witherspoon. ``But I’ve also learned that Avon's commitment to women goes far beyond its products and its business model. I’m honoured to partner with Avon and UNIFEM. ``It’s difficult for each one of us to pause in our daily lives, and think about what we might do to improve the condition of women everywhere. As individuals, it’s almost impossible for us to be effective, but together, we can change the world.’’

Avon New Zealand is proud to announce that we have donated a further $700,000 over the past 12 months to the Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group. This brings total donations in New Zealand and Australia to a staggering $8 million…

Have a great International Women’s Day and lets keep working together to unite and empower all women globally.


SOURCE: Avon

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