Orange Round

Gippslnad Orange Round logoGippsland League is taking a stand against men’s violence against women and children, including sexual violence by participating in ‘Orange Round,’ on 25th July 2015.

Orange Round is a joint-initiative between Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault, Gippsland Women’s Health, GippSport, AFL Gippsland and Gippsland League.

The concept is an adaptation of the global initiative Orange Day, initiated by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and occurs on the 25th day of every month to raise awareness of and take action to end men’s violence against women and children.

While black armbands traditionally acknowledge loss, players will be wearing orange armbands to show their support for ending violence and sexual assault. These bands symbolise respect, dignity and equality.

You are encouraged to tweet, Instagram or post on Facebook using the hashtags #OrangeRnd #endVAW #MaketheLink #NoticeInequality to start a local conversation on this important social issue.

Listen to Donat from Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault, Tanya from Gippsland Women’s Health and Mathew Ogilvie from AFL Gippsland speak to GippSport about Orange Round in GippSport’s first ‘Between Games’ podcast

Read about Orange Round in the Latrobe Valley Express.

Follow live updates on Twitter @MakeTheLink_

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