This weekend is ‘Orange Round,’ with TRFM Gippsland League taking a stand against men’s violence against women and children, including sexual violence.
Orange Round is a joint-initiative between Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault, Gippsland Women's Health, GippSport, AFL Gippsland and TRFM Gippsland League.
The concept is an adaptation of global initiative Orange Day, which was instigated by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and occurs on the 25th day of every month to raise awareness of, and take action to end, men’s violence against women and children.
While black armbands traditionally acknowledge loss, players will be wearing orange armbands to show their support for ending violence and sexual assault. These bands symbolise respect, dignity and equality.
You are encouraged to tweet, Instagram or post on Facebook using the hashtags #OrangeRnd #endVAW #MakeTheLink #NoticeInequality to start a local conversation on this important social issue.
Violence against women and children occurs in Australia at an alarming rate and Gippsland is no exception. As a community we can work together to stop this violence from occurring.
Support agencies: (In an emergency call police on 000)
Further information on prevention:
Gippsland Women’s Health – Available to run information sessions and training with organisations, sporting clubs, community groups and can assist with events targeted at preventing violence www.gwhealth.asn.au/prevention