THE CARLTON Football Club is proudly taking part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global initiative calling for the prevention and elimination of violence against women.
The campaign kicked off on Monday 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and finishes on Human Rights Day (Tuesday 10 December).
Around the world, over 6,000 organisations across 187 countries will unite to raise awareness about gender-based violence, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women.
Carlton is taking part in the 16 Days of Activism campaign as a club to advocate for gender equality and to spark conversation in our community.
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Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, @carlton_fc players presented a $10,000 donation to the Blues Foundation, with funds going towards the Carlton Respects initiative. Before the presentation, players heard from domestic violence survivor and Carlton Respects ambassador Simone O'Brien, who spoke to players about her experience. Read more about the donation through the link in our bio. #CarltonRespects #16DaysofActivism #OrangeTheWorld
As a club, Carlton is committed to the primary prevention of violence against women. Carlton Respects is the flagship initiative from the Club that has been established to educate about the importance of gender equality in schools, workplaces and the wider community.
Over the course of the 16 Days of Activism, we’ll be exploring the role that Carlton Respects plays in the prevention of violence against women and what role we can all play to promote gender equality.
Find out more about the Carlton Respects initiative here.