Stand Up

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stand up

It’s time to stand up and acknowledge that gender based violence is an issue in Australia and in your local community. Some people believe that sexual or relationship violence is none of their business because it happens in private, or think that there’s nothing they can do to help, but that’s not the case.

You can put a stop to violence against women. Don’t be afraid to stand up.

To show you do not support violent behaviour, you can:

It can be hard to challenge someone’s behaviour, especially when you’re surrounded by people who don’t say anything if someone says something sexist or offensive. But if you understand why it’s important and why we have to speak up, you’ll find others will listen and even join you in doing the right thing.

If you witness violence, focus on what you can do and always keep yourself and others safe.

Call 000 in an emergency.

NRL State of Mind Ambassador Alan Tongue telling us why he is standing up to prevent violence against women and their children.

Our Ambassadors

The following NRL Ambassadors have been selected as the game’s inaugural Voice Against Violence Ambassadors and will participate in training including Ethical Leadership Program facilitated by the Full Stop Foundation.

Ambassadors will assist in the delivery of our face-to-face program and actively promote violence against women in our Clubs and communities.

  • Alan Tongue
  • Tallisha Harden
  • Petero Civoniceva
  • Renae Kunst
  • Joe Galuvao
  • Roy Asotasi
  • Ruan Sims



Ruan Sims

Stand Up

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