Help End Violence Against Women and Girls Through This Pretty Jewelry Set
by Inside Manila Team, April 05, 2019 5:20pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
Violence continues to affect millions of women around the world. In the Philippines, harassment cases continue to rise alarmingly and are not at all limited to physical abuse. One out of four married Filipinas have experienced abuse from their partners; Three in five Filipinas have been sexually harassed in their lifetime; while online harassment has victimized mostly women aged 15 to 35.
With the alarming numbers, Avon Philippines, a company that has long supported women’s causes, renews its “Promise to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls.” The initiative is part of the company’s recently launched global plan "Stand4Her," which aims to improve the lives of 100 million women by advancing their earning potential, freedom of expression, and ability to live a safe and healthy life.
In a series of online videos by Avon Philippines, Ruffa Gutierrez and her daughters Lorin and Venice Gutierrez are helping shine a light on abuse and encouraging everyone to join the crusade against violence through their own stories for the campaign.
As part of the "Promise to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls," Avon has also created the limited edition "Free as a Butterfly" jewelry set to help fund partner NGOs that empower abused victims and survivors through support, guidance, and inspiration with proceeds of the collection of sales.
The "Free as a Butterfly" jewelry set is now available for 299php through an Avon representative or online. This purchase for a purpose gives 50php from each sale to the programs of partner organizations, which positively impact the lives of hundreds of Filipino women.
If you’re experiencing abuse or suspect someone who is, contact any of Avon Philippines’ partner NGOs: Luna Legal Resource Center for Women and Children in Davao at (082) 306-5761, Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation (GWAVE) in Dumaguete at (035) 422-8405 or 0915 259 3029, Women’s Care Center, Inc. (WCCI) in Manila at (02) 514-4104 or 0999 577 963, and Ing Makababaying Aksyon (IMA) in Pampanga at (045) 323-4750.
Keep the promise to end violence against women and girls; speak up to support the cause. Learn more about Avon’s commitment to end violence against women and girls and join us as we make a stand for women today by checking out this video: