Avon Goes Globetrotting — and Invites You to Sing a Song

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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.

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"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.

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