by Ali Berman
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Photo: Avon Foundation for Women

Today, on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Reese Witherspoon is speaking out against domestic violence and helping to raise money for the cause.

The actress and honorary chair of the Avon Foundation for Women debuted the empowerment bracelet, a $10 piece of jewelry designed to raise money to stop domestic abuse.

Witherspoon said, “Although the problem may seem insurmountable, there are ways for women and men everywhere to help bring an end to violence against women across the globe. The Avon Empowerment Bracelet is a simple, but powerful, way to raise funds to reduce violence against women. As a woman and as a mother, I urge you to join me on this very special anniversary of International Women’s Day to end this epidemic by wearing and giving the bracelet to friends and family.”

So far, Avon has raised more than 30 million dollars in over 50 countries to help fight violence against women.

Other women and men are speaking out in time for International Women’s Day. Yesterday Dame Judi Dench narrated a PSA about gender inequity while Daniel Craig dressed in drag.

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About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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