Let Kids Be Kids

GippSport has joined the LET KIDS BE KIDS national campaign recently launched by PLAY BY THE RULES.

The issue of poor sideline behaviour at junior sport doesn’t seem to be improving at the rate we desire.

We are still observing anything from undue pressure being put onto girls and boys, to verbal abuse and even violence.

It’s turning kids away from sport which is the last thing we want at GippSport!

GipSport urges the sporting community to get on board and support this very worthwhile campaign.

Just #letkidsbekids – download your free toolkit at http://playbytherules.net.au/let-kids-be-kids

Racism. It Stops with me

Team-ItStopsWithMeGippSport is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign.

GippSport is committed to preventing racism and we encourage other organisations and sporting clubs to do the same and join the campaign.

GippSport has developed a Racism Action Plan, we encourage you and your club to sign up.

Gippsport- Racism Action Plan

Click here to sign up to the “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign or here for more information.

“Racism.  It Stops with Me campaign invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism wherever it happens.

Prevention of Violence Against Women & Children

Make the Link

make the link logoWe all have a role in preventing men’s violence against women. We can all be advocates and leaders, working towards gender equality and preventing men’s violence against women.  Notice inequality break the silence and speak out about men’s violence, violence supportive attitudes and behaviours.

http://makethelink.org.au/

White Ribbon Day

Through primary prevention initiatives and an annual campaign, White Ribbon Australia seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to lead social change.

GippSport supports and encourages sporting clubs to become involved in White Ribbon Day.  For more information http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/action

Orange Round

Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault, Gippsland Women’s Health, GippSport and AFL Gippsland partnered to work with the Gippsland League Football Netball Clubs to run a successful ‘Orange Round.’

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 off and take action to end men’s violence against women and children, Orange Round proved to be a successful project for all involved.

50/50 Clubs: Working towards gender equality

50/50 clubs is a project being implemented by GippSport in partnership with Gippsland Women’s Health to work towards the Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women (PMVAW). It will assist clubs in ensuring their club environment is safe, welcoming and inclusive of women and girls, and that their club does not tolerate attitudinal support for violence against women. 50/50 clubs will do this through assisting clubs to complete a gender audit of their club, providing information sessions and training with club members and through the distribution of resources providing information on supporting someone experiencing violence and promoting key messages around gender equality and PMVAW. 50/50 clubs will also assist clubs to identify and overcome barriers to women and girls participation in sport.