Why gender equality?

  • on average, 1 woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner.
  • 1 in 2 women has experienced sexual harassment in their lifetime.
  • Australia’s full-time gender pay gap is 14.2%, with women earning on average $261.50 per week less than men.

  • Violence against women is preventable.
  • Gender equality education will help stop violence before it starts. 
  • Promoting equal and respectful relationships and removing unhealthy stereotypes will help create a safer future.

Violence against women is a serious and widespread problem in Australia, with enormous individual and community impacts and social costs. Find out more here.


“Gender inequality is the core of the problem and it is the heart of the solution.”

Mary Barry, Chief Executive Officer – Our Watch (2017)

Research from Our Watch identified that sport has the capacity to influence, inform and shape attitudes about important issues, such as gender equality.

Eight in 10 women

Aged 18 to 24 were harassed on the street in the past year.

Women and men in Australia have witnessed violence towards their mother by a partner. People who, as children, witnessed partner violence against their parents are two-four times as likely to experience partner violence themselves as adults.

How you can help

Carlton Football Club acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which IKON Park is located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. The Club also acknowledges and pays its respects to their Elders past and present and the Traditional Owners of the many lands on which we play our great game.