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The NRL is committed to an evidence-informed and evidence-building approach to the prevention of violence against women and their children. We strive to continuously evaluate and improve our work and stay informed through our expert partners Our Watch, Full Stop Foundation and White Ribbon Australia.

Sport is an intrinsic part of Australian society and a pivotal and influential mechanism to meaningfully address gender inequality, promote respectful relationships and prevent violence against women.

Evidence has proven that sport has the capacity to reach a large number of Australians and influence their attitudes and behaviours to end violence against women in Australia.

Downloadable resources

A team effort

A focus on preventing violence against women through sport. An evidence guide, developed by Our Watch, focusing on the work being undertaken in local, regional, national and international structured sport settings and by sport organisations.

I believe we currently have an extraordinary opportunity to harness the potential of sport for gender equality. I have faith in our 'sports-mad' nation of sports people - that together we can build a fairer world - a world where women stand equal and safe both on the sporting field and off.

Elizabeth Broderick AO Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, 2007-2015

Change the story

A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia

Change the story prevents the evidence and a conceptual approach for preventing violence against women and their children in Australia. The framework was developed in partnership, as part of a across-party national political agenda. Led by Our Watch in partnership with ANROWS and VicHealth.


Watch Violence against women: Sport can help change the story from Our Watch.

Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.