Sport & Recreation

Victorians love sport. As a highly visible and valued part of our state’s culture and identity, sport has the capacity to challenge gender stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes and to promote core values of fairness and respect.

Having more women involved in sport and recreation is important in promoting health and well-being, and improving social cohesion and inclusion.

Harnessing the full potential of women in sport will create positive social and economic change, with benefits for individuals, communities, sports organisations, and the broader sport industry. This includes opportunities to expand audience bases, increase viewership and engage different communities in sport.

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

EFFECTIVE SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES
Ending workplace sexual harassment: A resource for small, medium and large employers
This resource will help employers create healthy and safe workplaces in which all women and men are able to work without fear of sexual harassment.

FAIR PLAY CODE
Fair Play Code of Conduct Self-Assessment
The Fair Play Code encourages appropriate standards of behaviour to enable every Victorian to be involved in sport and recreation that is safe, welcoming and inclusive. This resource assesses sport and recreation clubs to ensure they are a fair play club.

CHILD SAFE STANDARDS
VicSport Child Safe Standards: what are they?
Child safety in sport means protecting children from abuse, providing safe, quality experiences and empowering children’s voices. The Standards apply to all sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria.

This document describes the standards and outlines the requirements that commit to child safety.

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT AND RECREATION
Quick wins for sporting clubs
Supporting clubs to increase promotion, participation and leadership opportunities for women and girls.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT AND RECREATION
Recruitment and Retention Guidelines for Women in Sport and Recreation
The Change Our Game Recruitment and Retention Guidelines for Women in Sport and Recreation have been developed to assist community sport and recreation organisations increase the number of women and girls in leadership roles.

The document offers simple and practical guidance and strategies to ensure women and girls have rewarding experiences in these roles, making them more likely to stay on at the club.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT AND RECREATION
The Business Case for Investing in Women in Sport
The purpose of this document is to assist national, state and local sport organisations in their quest to create ‘no boundaries’ for women and girls in sport.

The business case provides answers on ‘why’ organisations need to invest in women in sport.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT AND RECREATION
Pathway to Gender Equality in Sport Including Pay Equality

In February 2019, Male Champions of Change released Pathway to Pay Equality for Elite Women Athletes.

In this report, they share the assessment framework and their individual and collective progress against it.

EQUALITY AND RESPECT IN SPORT STANDARDS
Equality and Respect in Sport Standards
The Equality and Respect in Sport Standards set the goals that sports organisations must achieve to address gender inequality and prevent violence against women.

These standards highlight what sporting organisation can do to create change in the three key areas of leadership, strategy, and norms and practices.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT AND RECREATION
Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation
The Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation was established in late 2014 to advise the Victorian Minister for Sport on practical actions that the sport and active recreation sector could adopt to enhance participation by women and girls and to increase their engagement in leadership and governance roles.

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT AND RECREATION
No Boundaries for Women and Girls in Sport and Physical Activity
The purpose of this document is to assist national, state and local sport organisations in their quest to create ‘no boundaries’ for women and girls in sport.

The roadmap identifies insights, focus points, measure standards and a checklist for action.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT AND RECREATION
Equality is the Game
Equality is the Game! was developed as part of ‘Our Codes, Our Clubs: Changing the Story to Promote Gender Equality Together’- a research project undertaken in 2017 with nine Victorian sporting clubs. The information contained in this resource is a result of interviews conducted with the sporting clubs and a literature review on the prevention of violence against women.

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

FEMALE FRIENDLY INFRASTRUCTURE
Female Friendly Sport Infrastructure Guidelines
The Female Friendly Sport Infrastructure Guidelines provide information and advice on how to deliver more gender equitable environments.

The information assists community sport and recreation clubs, governing sport bodies, recreation facility management organisations, as well as local government bodies.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT AND RECREATION
Quick Wins for Sporting Clubs
This resource was developed in consultation with Regional Sport Victoria, the peak body for Victoria’s nine Regional Sports Assemblies, supporting clubs to increase promotion, participation and leadership opportunities for women and girls

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING
Women in Sport and Recreation: Communication and marketing strategies

The Change Our Game Women in Sport and Recreation Communication and Marketing Guidelines have been developed in conjunction with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) to assist community sport and recreation organisations looking to develop inclusive communication and marketing practices.

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE
LGBTIQ Inclusive Language Guide
The LGBTIQ inclusive language guide is for Victorian Public Sector employees. It explains how to use language respectfully and inclusively when working with and referring to LGBTIQ people. By using inclusive language, we demonstrate respect in both our workplaces and in developing and delivering policies, programs and services for all Victorians.

COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING
Framing Masculinities Message Guide
This message guide contains recommendations that will help you have more productive conversations about masculine stereotypes in Australia. The primary users of this guide will be people working to challenge unhealthy attitudes and patterns of behaviour that stem from adherence to traditional forms of masculinity, and who aim to shape healthier norms and behaviours for Australian men and boys.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN SPORTING CLUBS
Game Plan Resource Kit
The Game Plan Resource Kit provides information and ideas to support sports clubs to increase their cultural diversity– to attract and retain young people and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds as members, players, coaches, trainers and leaders.

COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT
Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide
This guide has been produced to support communications and engagement in primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT AND RECREATION
Creating a Place for Women in Sport
This gender equity self-assessment is a practical tool for sport and recreation clubs to identify strengths and opportunities to promote equality. The tool aims to highlight areas that could be improved in relation to gender equity and respectful relationships for women.

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

ACTIVE BYSTANDER GUIDE
Take action: Empowering bystanders to act on sexist and sexually harassing behaviours
This resource has been developed to help organisations introduce bystander initiatives as part of their work to reduce sexist and sexually harassing behaviours.

ACTIVE BYSTANDER TRAINING
Link to bystander training

MEMBER PROTECTION INFORMATION OFFICER COURSE
MPIO Online Course
Member Protection Information Officers play an important role in sport. They provide information and guidance on problems at sporting clubs and the formal complaints procedures.

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

INCREASING FEMALE PARTICIPATION
Physically Literate Girls
Physical literacy is lifelong holistic learning acquired and applied in movement and physical activity contexts. A physically literate person is able to draw on their integrated physical, psychological, social and cognitive capabilities to support health promoting and fulfilling movement and physical activity.

Schools need to specifically address the barriers, challenges and needs facing some girls and create opportunities to address their needs, goals and aspirations. This guide provides schools with successful activities that can support girls in physical literacy.

INCREASING FEMALE PARTICIPATION
Move My Way
Move My Way is funded through VicHealth’s Changing the Game: Increasing Female Participation in Sport program, where Gymnastics Victoria and five other state sporting associations are encouraging women and girls to become more physically active, while championing the important role women play in sports’ leadership and management.

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN SPORT
Sport and life training courses
SALT is a not-for-profit mental health and wellbeing organisation that delivers high quality education sessions into sporting clubs that aims to build mentally resilient people with healthy values who provide positive influences on their teams, workmates, classmates and their broader community.

Courses cover many different topics including, healthy masculinity, female empowerment, equality and respectful relationships.

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

INCREASING FEMALE PARTICIPATION
This Girl Can
This Girl Can – Victoria is an empowering campaign from VicHealth, based on Sport England’s highly successful This Girl Can campaign. After seeing the impact there, the VicHealth team was inspired to get involved – and now, Australia is the first country in the world to license this powerful campaign.

This Girl Can – Victoria advocates for all women – cis, trans, non-binary and gender diverse – to get active in supportive and welcoming environments.

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

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We proudly acknowledge Aboriginal people as the first peoples, Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands and waters on which this work occurs. We acknowledge and respect the wisdom, living culture and unique role that Aboriginal people hold, and saw them thrive for thousands of years. We also acknowledge the ongoing leadership role of the Aboriginal community on gender equality and the prevention of violence against women. As First Peoples, our Aboriginal communities are best placed to determine their own culturally appropriate path to gender equality.

We acknowledge the support of the State Government of Victoria Office for Women - Free from Violence Women’s Health Service Capacity Building Fund.