Geelong Cats legend Jimmy Bartel is drawing attention to the link between disrespect and violence towards women by teaming up with independent, not for profit organisation Our WATCh for their latest campaign Doing Nothing Does Harm.
The organisation aims to raise awareness to prevent violence against women and children and encourages members of the public to speak up if they see anything which could lead to violence against women.
Doing Nothing Does Harm, was developed in response to research that revealed four in five Australians (79 per cent) want practical tips on how to take positive bystander action, with only 14 per cent of Australians currently likely to act.
“All the little things, the ‘just jokes’ and stereotypes add up. And they create a culture that allows disrespect and violence against women. But if we all do something about disrespect towards women, we can cut this off at the source,” said Bartel, who has long campaigned to end violence against women.
Click play below to watch the campaign.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, family or domestic violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000