Avon teams up with Malala Yousafzai on education for girls

Jul 26, 2019
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Avon's Foundation for Women is championing girls' education in Brazil with the Malala Fund.

The beauty giant's charitable foundation has donated $100,000 to Malala Fund, the organization founded by Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and her father Ziauddin. The charity focuses on fighting for 12 years of free, safe, quality education for girls all around the world, investing in local education activists and concentrating on advocacy work at a local and global level.

Avon's donation will be used to advance education for girls in Brazil -- the beauty giant's largest market, and a country where an estimated 1.5 million girls are currently denied an education for various socio-economic reasons.

"In Brazil, indigenous and Afro-Brazilian girls are disproportionately marginalised and struggle to complete their education," said Nobel Prize laureate Yousafzai in a statement. "Malala Fund's Gulmakai in Brazil are fighting for their future and we are grateful to the Avon Foundation for Women for investing in their work."

Avon is not the only beauty company championing female education at the moment -- this week, luxury brand Carolina Herrera announced that it would support STEAM education opportunities for young women by using its 'Good Girl' fragrance portfolio to boost supermodel Karlie Kloss's non-profit organization Kode With Klossy. The initiative offers flagship two-week summer camps that teach girls across the US the fundamentals of coding. Meanwhile, March saw Clé de Peau Beauté launch its 'Power of Radiance Program,' honoring women lobbying for girls' education around the world.

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