THE WHAT? Avon has split a R600,000 donation between seven South African organisations working with survivors of gender-based violence, according to a report published by Caj News Africa.
THE DETAILS The move was timed to coincide with South Africa’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children.
The Natura &Co-owned direct sales giant will also donate cosmetics and personal care products, valued at R120,000, to the cause.
THE WHY? Mafahle Mareletse, Managing Director of Avon Turkey, Middle East and Africa, told Caj News Africa, “The commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children calls upon each and every one of us to reaffirm our commitment to make the world a better and safer place that is free from the blight of gender-based violence in all its manifestations.”