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Gender Equality for the prevention of violence against women

“Gender inequality is the core of the problem and it is the heart of the solution.”

The Carlton Football Club, with advice from Our Watch, has developed the education program.

Carlton Respects; which seeks to educate students about respect and equality.

Carlton Respects is in response to the alarming statistics around family violence in our community and the latest research from Our Watch, showing schools and sports as important settings for change.


Carlton buck tradition and pull on orange socks for the Club’s annual CARLTON RESPECTS game. We urge everyone to sport their own touch of orange and join us in its endeavour to promote gender equality for the prevention of violence against women.

CARLTON RESPECTS Community Education Program

“Education is key to preventing violence against women” Mary Barry, Our Watch Chief Executive Officer.

CARLTON RESPECTS is aimed at changing attitudes, behaviour and/or environments to prevent violence before it occurs.

We deliver a program that addresses underlying determinants and risk factors to prevent gender-based violence and disrespect against women. The program challenges gender stereotypes and roles and strengthening positive, equal and respectful relations between and among young women and young men.

CARLTON RESPECTS is a facilitated simulated learning environment which enables students to explore and experience the limitations of stereotyping and to build the knowledge and skills required to establish and sustain equal, respectful, non-violent gender relationships.

CARLTON RESPECTS Community Education Program is currently delivered to year seven and eight students in Melbourne’s Northern Corridor.

What teachers and students are saying about CARLTON RESPECTS


“Because of the program, kids are more aware of what they are saying to each other.”
“It is not a teacher, teaching CARLTON RESPECTS, it’s Carlton Football Club teaching and modelling it.”
“What is valuable about the program, is that it gives kids the opportunity to perhaps see the world differently than what they might do at home.”
“Because it shows people respect you for who you are and the qualities you have.”


positive change in behaviour and attitudes in students, demonstrating respect for themselves and empathy for others (reported by teachers).


increase in understanding of values and respectful behaviour in the classroom and playground.


of teachers regarded CARLTON RESPECTS as a great adjunct to the school’s Respectful Relationships Program.


of teachers considered CARLTON RESPECTS as very effective in achieving its goal of promoting equal respectful relationship.

Awareness Raising Campaigns

CARLTON RESPECTS awareness and profile-raising campaigns embraces increasing knowledge about the prevention of violence against women and connecting community to support services.

CARLTON RESPECTS Round 17, creates public conversation and awareness raising on gender equality for the prevention of violence against women.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence” calls for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. The Campaign commences on November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on December 10th, Human Rights Day.

‘16 Days’ is a global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing. Human rights cannot be universal without human rights for women.

IMPORTANT: In an emergency – if anyone is in immediate danger – please call 000 now.

If you, a child, or another person need a counselling service related to sexual assault, domestic and family violence call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit their website for 24/7 phone and online services.

For support:

1800-Respect (1800 737 732) The 1800RESPECT service aims to provide a best practice, professional telephone and online, crisis and trauma counselling service 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and assist people experiencing the effects of sexual assault, domestic or family violence

The support services ­  ﺍﻟﺪﻋﻢ   ﺧﺪﻣﺎﺕ     ۷۳۲ ۷۳۷ ۱۸۰۰  ﺍﻟﻯﺤﺘﺮﺍﻡ ­۱۸۰۰     ﺍﻻﻧﺘﺮﻧﺖ  ﻭ  ﺍﻟﻤﻬﻨﻴﺔ   ﻭﺍﻟﻬﺎﺗﻒ  ،  ﺍﻟﻤﻤﺎﺭﺳﺎﺕ   ﺃﻓﻀﻞ   ﻟﺘﻮﻓﻴﺮ  1800RESPECT  ﺍﻟﺨﺪﻣﺔ   ﻫﺬﻩ   ﻭﺗﻬﺪﻑ   ﻳﻌﺎﻧﻮﻥ   ﺍﻟﺬﻳﻦ   ﺍﻟﻨﺎﺱ   ﻣﺴﺎﻋﺪﺓ  ﻭ ، ﺍﻷﺳﺒﻮﻉ   ﻓﻲ  ﺃﻳﺎﻡ  7 ،  ﺍﻟﻴﻮﻡ   ﻓﻲ  ﺳﺎﻋﺔ  24  ﻭﺍﻟﺼﺪﻣﺎﺕ   ﻟﻼﺯﻣﺎﺕ   ﻭﺍﻷﺳﺘﺸﺎﺭﺓ  .  ﺍﻷﺳﺮﻱ   ﺃﻭ  ﺍﻟﻤﻨﺰﻟﻲ   ﻭﺍﻟﻌﻨﻒ   ﺍﻟﺠﻨﺴﻲ   ﺍﻻﻋﺘﺪﺍء   ﺁﺛﺎﺭ   ﻣﻦ

ये हेल्पर्ाइन र्ोगों को टेर्ीफोन व ऑनर्ाइन के द्वािा सिंकट औि आघाि सम्बजन्िि पिामिल सेवा देगी, 24 घन्टे प्रयिहदन, 7 हदन प्रयि सप्िाह । ये उन र्ोगों की मदद किेगी जो यौन उत्पीिण या पारिवारिक हहिंसा के शिकाि होिे हैं ।


Η υπηρεσία 1800RESPECT στοχεύει να παράσχει την καλύτερη πρακτική, επαγγελματικής συμβουλευτικής υπηρεσίας από τηλεφώνου και στο διαδίκτυο, σε κρίση και τραύμα 24 ώρες την ημέρα, 7 ημέρες την εβδομάδα και να βοηθάει άτομα που βιώνουν τις επιπτώσεις της σεξουαλικής επίθεσης, και της ενδοοικογενειακής βίας.


CARLTON RESPECTS is made possible by the generosity of the following contributors.

If you or your business would like to contribute or partner with the Blues Foundation please contact us here.


The Blues Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.