Turning Orange – Supporting Gender Equality & Respect in Sport

It’s time to be more than a spectator

Sports Focus continues to advocate for sporting environments that are safe, welcoming and inclusive of women and girls. Achieving gender equality in our sporting clubs starts with respect for women.

Thursday 25 November marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism.  

“The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.  

It is used as an organising strategy by individuals and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.” – UN Women. 

Sport Can Help Change the Story

Would you recognise disrespectful behaviour in your club if you saw it? Would you call it out? What can your club do to create a safe, respectful and equitable culture? 

“Violence, sexual harassment and sexism occurs in sport. Organisations have a responsibility to ensure all players and staff are safe and an interest in minimising legal risks in relation to equal opportunity, discrimination and harassment. This includes not only challenging sexism, but other forms of discrimination such as racism, homophobia and transphobia.” – Our Watch 

Explore the following resources to create a safer, respectful and more equitable culture in your club: