On Saturday 7 August the Carlton Football Club played their sixth annual AFL Carlton Respects game against the Gold Coast Suns.

The Blues ‘Pulled up their Socks’ to educate the community about gender equality and the prevent of violence against women.

Carlton Respects was established in 2016 in response to the alarming statistics around family and domestic violence in Australia.

Every two minutes Australian police are called out to a domestic violence incident.

The Club encourages all members of the community to speak up if they see or hear disrespect towards women. Too often, disrespect grows louder surrounded by silence.

We all have a role to play in an Australia free from violence.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions there was no crowd in attendance at Saturday’s game. However, Blues fans showed their support via social media by posting photos adding a touch of orange (the international colour for harmony) to their usual Navy Blue.

The Club would like to thank those who showed their support and recognised the importance of gender equality for the prevention of violence against women.


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If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. If you, a child, or another person is in immediate danger, call 000.

If you are in a position to help, a donation to the Carlton Respects program would be greatly appreciated to continue our important work in the gender equality space. To donate, click here.