NRL supports White Ribbon Night
The NRL and White Ribbon Australia are asking you to have a night in to get the word out about the elimination of violence against women on White Ribbon Night this Friday, July 31.
Violence against women is a serious problem in Australia. The safety at home of family, friends, colleagues and neighbours is a basic human right, but sadly for many this is not the case.
On average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence, and a woman killed by her male partner is most likely to be in her own home. All men's violence against women must stop.
The NRL and a number of NRL clubs are actively supporting and promoting White Ribbon Night, raising awareness of this important issue through social media and hosting events on the night itself.
You can register your own White Ribbon Night online, create your own fundraising page and invite colleagues, friends and family to join you.
All funds raised support White Ribbon's work to deliver vital violence prevention programs across the country, in schools, workplaces and the wider community.
"You can invite two people or two thousand people to your White Ribbon Night in," says White Ribbon ambassador Nathan Hindmarsh.
"Have a movie night, share some takeaway food, watch the footy with some mates and donate. The possibilities are endless."
Earlier this season the NRL reaffirmed its commitment to the elimination of violence against women as it hosted a leadership forum with Dr Michael Kaufman, co-founder of the global White Ribbon movement.
The forum, which featured senior NRL administrators, club CEOs and elite players, formed part of a renewed partnership with White Ribbon Australia that will focus the game's profile, club and community networks around the primary prevention of violence against women.
The NRL's renewed partnership with White Ribbon includes a commitment to further its status as a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace, as well as reviewing its Voice against Violence Strategy which works to empower grass-roots communities to take affirmative action against violence towards women.