07 November 2018 Respect & Equity Policy
Respect and Equity Policy
The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. is committed to ensuring a safe, welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment for all people involved in the Club. Everyone has the right to feel safe, to be treated with respect and to be valued and feel accepted for who they are.
By committing to this, we understand and acknowledge that;
• Family violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in Victorian women aged 15 to 44. (1)
• 80% of women that experience sexual violence knew their attacker.
• One woman dies every week at the hands of her partner or ex-partner. (2)
• 25 children die every year at the hands of a family member. (2)
• The most common form of violence experienced by women globally is intimate partner violence. (1)
1. VicHealth Burden of Disease Report 2004
2. National Homicide Monitoring Scheme – Australian Institute of Criminology
Research suggests that men who hold traditional views about gender roles and relationships, have a strong belief in male dominance, or who have sexually hostile attitudes are more likely to perpetrate violence against their intimate partners.
It is also known that people who hold traditional views about gender roles, or who have lower levels of support for gender equality, are more likely to accept violence against women compared to those who don’t.
(VicHealth, preventing violence before it occurs: A framework and background paper to guide the primary prevention of violence against women in Victoria.)
We understand that violence against women is a major public issue in Australia, and given the number of women that participate at, and come in contact with the Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc., we affirm our role in supporting the prevention of violence against women in our club and our community.
We further recognise that to prevent violence against women, we must commit to the following behaviours;
• Challenge the condoning of violence against women.
• Promote women’s independence and decision making.
• Challenge gender stereotypes and roles.
• Strengthen positive, equal and respectful relationships.
The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. commits to promoting these behaviours and to creating a club environment where women, and all club members, feel safe, welcome, respected and included. This applies when attending, competing and taking part in all club activities. The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. recognises this is both an individual and a collective responsibility.
In order to achieve this, The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. commits to the following actions:
Club President – Anton Motha Club Contact – Brian Reid
GROUND RULES - WANGARATTA CLAY TARGET CLUB Inc.
By Order, President – Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc.
The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. list of Ground Rules is a living document and is subject to amendments as required from time to time. The document forms part of the O, H & S manual kept at the club rooms.