m.powerment by mark.* is our philanthropic initiative dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence. So far, m.powerment by mark. has raised more than $1 million to benefit education and prevention programs in communities across the country.
The Avon Foundation for Women is pleased to announce a total of $125,000 for 25 new grants to fund the expansion of the m.powerment by mark. Healthy Relationship College Program. These grants are awarded to colleges nationwide to fund programs focused on preventive education on dating abuse and violence, sexual assault, stalking and the promotion of healthy relationships, and offer local resources and provide referrals for community-based domestic violence experts.
Learn more about all of our grant recipients here.
m.powerment by mark.* funded a national survey to explore attitudes toward and experience with dating abuse and violence among teens and young adults between the ages of 15-22. The survey looked at the role of bystanders who witnessed dating abuse and partner violence with the goal of raising awareness and encouraging dialogue to help end violence against women and girls and to help people transition from bystanders to "upstanders." Initial results were highlighted in Seventeen Magazine's March 2013 issue.
m.powerment by mark. Managed by The Avon Foundation for Women.