Sporting codes, administrators, coaches and players all have a role to play in influencing attitudes in the broader community around masculinity and violence towards women. This decision (https://bit.ly/3NBpjqa) in relation to former high profile player and coach Barry Cable helps set an example that these influential sporting bodies treat violence against women seriously.
Sport plays a crucial role in Australian culture; the attitudes and behaviours modelled by players, coaches, media personalities, supporters and administrators are instrumental in shaping the values of communities.
This creates an exciting opportunity for sport organisations to be a vehicle for change, to take a stand against violence against women and become genuine allies in the fight for gender equality.
We encourage any man across Australia worried about his violent behaviour to call No to Violence’s 7 day a week Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.
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