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Access creative resources to help you promote your organisation's commitment to ending DFV, such as displaying a poster, sharing a social media post, or sharing a newsletter article.
Coaches, club managers, parents and other community leaders should model appropriate behaviour and hold group members accountable when they make sexist remarks, trivialise violence or blame victims.
Promote gender equality in your community, religious or sporting club; there is a strong link between gender equality and violence against women.
Organise a special event to raise awareness about DFV and where to get help. The online events calendar can be used to promote your event to the community.
Sporting groups can dedicate matches to raise awareness that DFV will not be tolerated. Some teams wear a special coloured jersey, socks, caps or ribbon to generate discussion, while volunteers hand out brochures to supporters.
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and White Ribbon Day is marked on the last Friday before November 25 each year. On these days, or during November, many sporting clubs wear a white ribbon or wristband to start positive discussions about attitudes and behaviours in relation to men’s violence against women.
Organise some training for your members and staff through initiatives such as the MATE Bystander program (bystander training) or Challenge DV (training to help people understand how to 'Recognise the signs, Respond appropriately and Refer to support').
Encourage and promote your community, sporting clubs or others to download the Be there app on their Apple or Android device, to promote being a bystander and supporting those experiencing DFV.
Schools play a key role in breaking the cycle of violence by teaching young people how to build respectful relationships and make respectful relationships a common theme for discussion.
Order resources to distribute to students to help them understand the issue and where to get support.
Encourage students to produce posters depicting respectful relationships and hold a poster exhibition.
Hold a gold coin donation event, such as a morning tea or fun run, to raise money for a local domestic violence service and generate discussion that violence against women and children is not acceptable. The funds raised could help pay for school items for children in a local women’s refuge.
Download and use the free Be there app which gives you direct access to tools that empower, educate and support you to help someone who is experiencing DFV.
Check out the Australian Government’s Stop it at the start campaign that explains how adults—often without meaning to—say things that excuse disrespectful behaviour in young people.
If you’re a parent or carer of a young person, read about The Line campaign and how to talk to young people about healthy, respectful relationships.
If you hear or witness violence in your neighbourhood, phone the police on Triple Zero (000). Even if you hear the violence stop, you should still contact the police so they can investigate, make sure people are safe, and possibly prevent it occurring again.