Avon is celebrating its 125th anniversary this week in Atlanta, kicking off a 16-city global tour to raise awareness about violence against women.
The stops on the beauty company's world tour — including London, Shanghai, Istanbul, and Johannesburg—represent cities where Avon has been dedicated to helping women become entrepreneurs over the years. The company has also announced a $1 million donation to support centers that combat violence against women in each of the cities.
"Globally, one in three women experiences violence in her lifetime," says Avon global ambassador Reese Witherspoon. "I am so proud to be working with Avon to address this vitally important issue — one of the most prevalent yet underfunded problems in the world."
You can get involved too: Avon is sponsoring an online songwriting and singing contest, the winner will record an album. For more information, go to AvonVoices.com.