The CHIPS test – a way to spot sexual objectification of women

We’ve all heard the terms ‘objectification’ and ‘sexualisation’ of women and girls, but what does it really mean? Dr. Caroline Heldman from the USA addresses these questions and why they’re important, explaining, ‘women who grow up in a culture with widespread sexual objectification tend to view themselves as objects of desire for others.’ Many of… Read More

Orange Round makes the link

Saturday 25 July 2015 marked Gippsland first ‘Orange Round,’ with Gippsland League taking a stand against men’s violence against women and children. Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault, Gippsland Women’s Health, GippSport and AFL Gippsland partnered to work with the Gippsland League Football Netball Clubs to run a successful ‘Orange Round.’ Based on United Nations Orange… Read More

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Gender stereotypes and sexist jokes. What’s the big deal?

Violence against women is based upon a foundation of unequal power between men and women, something that has been embedded historically in our society and in our relationships. We see this imbalance acted out in many ways, even today. It is in the jokes we tell, the language we use and in the way that… Read More

Orange Round

Gippsland 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… Read More

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Mentors in Violence Prevention

MVP flyer Updated Aug 2016 Mentors in Violence Prevention is a leadership program focused on preventing all forms of violence against women. It empowers participants to be active bystanders with practical tools to interrupt violence and challenge sexist behaviour. Using a wide range of strategies to create change, this program is relevant to everyone –… Read More