25 July 2015 is Orange Round,  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 global initiative Orange Day, which was instigated 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.

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