Promoting gender equity in local sport

Monday, 3 December 2018

Moonee Valley City Council will help prevent family violence by tackling gender inequity in sport thanks to a State Government grant.

This comes as Council takes part in the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and gender inequality.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said Council was successful in receiving one-off funding of $66,070 for our new program Ready, Set, Equity! - Addressing gender equity in the local sport setting.

“Ready, Set, Equity! will increase the visibility, profile, representation and participation of girls and women in sport within Moonee Valley, whether that’s in a playing, coaching, leadership or decision-making role,” Cr Sharpe said.

“We will work directly with clubs to embed gender equitable principles within their organisation.”
Community wellbeing spokesperson Cr Jim Cusack said the project will use a range of strategies to engage clubs and the wider community.

“As well as supporting sports clubs to promote gender equity, we’ll also create awareness in the broader community around participation of women and girls in sport, highlight clubs that are leading the way, and showcase what women and girls bring to sports clubs,” Cr Cusack said.

“By highlighting the achievements of local girls and women in sport we aim to challenge traditional gender roles that play out in sports clubs.”

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Last updated: Monday, 18 February 2019, 5:32 AM