Every woman deserves to live freely. Sadly, in the real world, many still face the realities of abuse. The abuse ranges from physical abuse to sexual ones to verbal and emotional abuse—they all come in different forms. 80% of women are still subjected to abuse worldwide.
Why is that so? We don’t have a language of boundaries, of saying no, of disappointing people with avoidance or declining to engage instead of engaging in a conversation we know will be toxic. We don’t ever say, “I don’t want to talk about that” or “You can’t speak to me that way.”
Now is the time for us to break the chain of violence and let all the women fly freely as a butterfly. Let’s all help AVON to fulfill its promise to Help End Violence Against Women and Children. Each purchase of the limited edition Free as A Butterfly Blue Leatherette watch gives Php100 to its beneficiary. A portion of the proceeds will go to AVON Philippines’ partner NGO’s that help empower and better the lives of abused Filipino women.
The Free as a Butterfly Blue Leatherette Watch is available for purchase at Php899 through AVON representatives, or online by visiting www.Avon.com.ph.
Beneficiaries includes Women’s Care Center Inc. In Manila, Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation in Dumaguete, Ing Makababaying Aksyon Foundation in Pampanga and Luna Legal Resource Center for Women and Children in Davao.
Join AVON and the rest of us in our crusade by sharing a photo of this lovely Free as a Butterfy Blue Leatherette Watch online by using the hashtag #EndVAWG and #Stand4Her and tagging @AvonPH.
Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.