The Greater Bendigo against Family Violence committee would like to congratulate the Bendigo Football Netball League for their commitment to this Violence Prevention Round and recognise that we all have a role to play in the prevention of violence against women.
Orange is the colour designated by the UN’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls.
Violence against women predominately happens in the context of family violence and although we understand that men are also victims of family violence, statistics tell us that 90% of family violence is perpetrated by men and 80% of victims are women.
What must be emphasised is that most men do not use violence against women and that non-violent men can play a positive role in building a world where such violence is unthinkable.
- More than half of Australian women have experienced a form of physical violence since the age of 18.
- One woman is killed every week by a partner or ex-partner.
Sport is an integral part of Australian culture. It is woven into the fabric of the everyday lives of many
individuals, families and communities. We can use this connectivity to prevent violence against women and to change the statistics. As a team member, a club and a league we can all