Supporting Women

Supporting Women

For 135 years we’ve been creating positive change for women. In the years since Avon was founded, there has been considerable progress in addressing the inequalities that women face. Nonetheless, inequality, discrimination and limiting stereotypes remain widespread. Gender inequality – in health, in education, in political representation, and in economic participation – persists.

Too often, women and girls are not able to achieve their potential and face worse outcomes than men.

We’re calling for that to change.

Avon foundation for women

Many of our programmes and initiatives addressing issues that predominantly affect women are supported by the Avon Foundation.

Since its inception in 1955, the Avon Foundation has promoted and aided charitable, scientific, educational, and humanitarian activities, with a special emphasis on activities that improve the lives of women and their families.

Freedom to earn

We were founded to provide an opportunity to earn and learn – bringing economic freedom for our Beauty Advisors so they can shape their own future. We carry this spirit with us today, supporting women across the world to build their own business.

But there’s still more work to do, millions of women and girls are unable to fulfil their dreams due to economic, social and political barriers, or simply because of their gender.

Find out more about the initiatives we are implementing to support women’s freedom to earn.

Beauty democracy

As a beauty company, we're democratic. We believe in inclusive beauty that is open and accessible to all. We’re here for everyone.

We support self-expression by challenging stereotypes, supporting freedom of expression, and representing a wide range of people.

Our breast cancer promise

We’ve been at the forefront of the fight against breast cancer over the last 30 years. With the Avon Foundation for Women, we have raised $947m for breast cancer causes and funded 16.6m breast cancer screenings globally.

End violence against women

Violence against women is an epidemic: one in three women worldwide will experience 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.

With the support of the Avon Foundation, we are committed to speak out about gender violence, through the End Violence Against Women programme, because silence hurts.