It Takes a Collaboration—local and national groups working together to end violence against women in Arizona, in the US, and around the world
Avon Foundation for Women
The Avon Foundation was founded in 1955 with the goal of improving women’s lives, and today they are the largest corporate philanthropy dedicated to women's causes globally.
Their current dual mission supports breast cancer research and access to care, as well as addressing domestic and gender violence. Avon philanthropy has also responded in times of major global disasters, most recently to the earthquake in Haiti. Through 2010, Avon global philanthropy has raised and donated more than $800 million worldwide, changing and saving lives across the country and around the world. To learn more about the Avon Foundation, go to www.avonfoundation.org
O’Connor House is grateful to have receive one of those grants to establish the Avon Program for Women and Justice at O’Connor House.
Vital Voices Global Partnership
Vital Voices Global Partnership is the preeminent non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create better communities in their countries, and a better world for us all.
In their work, they:
- are at the forefront of international coalitions to combat human trafficking and other forms of violence against women and girls.
- enable women to become change agents in their governments, advocates for social justice, and supporters of democracy and the rule of law.
- equip women with management, business development, marketing, and communications skills to expand their enterprises, help to provide for their families, and create jobs in their communities.
To Learn more about Vital Voices, click here.
Diane Halle Center for Family Justice
The Diane Halle Center for Family Justice promotes the well-being and protects the human rights of children and families through multi-disciplinary initiatives in education, advocacy, and scholarship.
The Center works in collaboration with other ASU schools and community partners to pursue direct representation and policy advocacy on core issues of domestic violence, human trafficking, juvenile justice, child abuse, family law, human rights, and criminal law. To learn more about the Halle Center, click here.