Teaming up with Avon Foundation for The Communications X-Change

Teaming up with Avon Foundation for The Communications X-Change

Futures Without Violence will work with the Avon Foundation for Women to create The Communications X-Change, the first interactive global hub for international communications materials that will promote efforts to end domestic and gender-based violence around the world.

Avon Executive Chairman Andrea Jung announced The Communications X-Change in February at the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters in Washington, D.C. Ms. Jung and Avon Global Ambassador Reese Witherspoon were at the conference to present the inaugural Avon Communications Award: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women to rcognize exemplary communications campaigns by global domestic violence organizations. The four winning organizations - U.K.'s Women's Aid, YWCA Canada, Rwanda Women Network and India's Breakthrough - received financial support from the Avon Foundation to further their work. The winning materials and many others will comprise the X-Change, funded by the Avon Foundation and managed by Futures Without Violence.

"The Avon Foundation is proud to partner once again with Futures Without Violence on a critical new initiative," said Carol Kurzig, President, Avon Foundation for Women. ”Futures has a strong history of producing extraordinary results from Avon Foundation funding and we know this new grant will create an important new tool for global efforts to end violence against women."

"Their creation of the new Communications X-Change will provide free global access to the best communications materials and campaigns that educate about the need to take action to end the global epidemic of domestic and sexual violence,” she added.

To view the award-winning campaigns in each of four categories – Storytelling, Innovative Campaign, Break the Silence, and Global Excellence in Communications – as well as other finalists' campaigns, please visit:

Please check this site in November 2012 to upload your materials to be considered for the 2nd Annual Communications Awards program. To learn more about the X-Change, please contact us at

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