NRL staff host White Ribbon Night
NRL staff have added their support to the White Ribbon campaign, holding their own White Ribbon Night at Rugby League Central and raising money for the important cause.
White Ribbon Night, where people are encouraged to 'have a night in to get the word out', saw NRL staff have a 'night in' at their Moore Park headquarters with pizza and watching Friday Night Football.
Each staff member wore the campaign colours of black and white, brought a donation and helped spread the message on social media, as well as signing the 'I Swear' pledge to never commit violence against women or children, and to speak up against such acts.
"We've had a very strong partnership with White Ribbon for the past three years," Adam Check, NRL Head of Community, said.
"Our partnership with White Ribbon is around the promotion of prevention of violence against women and children.
"White Ribbon Night is White Ribbon's major fundraising campaign. The theme is 'have a night in to get the word out' around the prevention of violence against women and children.
"It's a significant night for White Ribbon and something that we respect and take very seriously."
The NRL is a White Ribbon accredited workplace partner, Check added.
"We're very conscious around what we're doing in terms of practising behaviours," he said.
"All of the NRL clubs have used their networks to promote White Ribbon Night and we would encourage the fans and members to understand and take the oath and speak out about what is a significant issue in society.
"We just want to get the word out as much as possible. Ultimately we want to drive people to take a greater awareness of prevention of violence against women and children and certainly to take the oath, that one would never perform such an act and if they see it to speak out about it.
"We're very proud of our association with White Ribbon and to lend our voice. It's about maximising and amplifying your voice around an issue that can all too often be silenced."