Join teams across Queensland and Play For Change,
uniting against violence in all its forms.
1 in 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes.
Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. We believe prevention is possible and essential and it starts with you, the community!
Register your club or team to Play For Change in the week of November 25th to show your local community that your club is united against the violence toward women and girls. The funds you raise will contribute directly towards our Healthy Relationships School Programs which teach respect and contribute to non violent conflict resolution from an early age.
Why Play For Change?
YWCA Queensland believes that we can all take action to invest in respectful relationships with each other, taking accountability for our words, our thoughts and our actions and understanding how they can contribute either to an environment that enables gender-based violence or to one where we expect and enforce respect.
Your participation in Play For Change will demonstrate your commitment and investment in making a difference.
The intent is to both honour the memory of those who have been harmed by this type of violence and to invest in changing our own behavior on the sporting field and more broadly.
Unite your team or club against violence in all its forms
Ask your players and supporters to bring along a gold coin donation on the day, to participate in your PLAY FOR CHANGE round.
We ask that any additional funds raised on the day are donated back to YWCA Queensland.
What will we provide?
Register your team by 16th November and receive a Play For Change info pack which includes:
- PLAY FOR CHANGE flyer with suggested wording and statistic's to discuss on the day
- PLAY FOR CHANGE sticker for each player you pre-register
- A link to download an A3 WE'RE PLAYING FOR CHANGE Poster for your noticeboard
- Links to download PFC social media graphics and PFC email signature banners to show your support online
Why 25th November 2017?
Saturday, 25th November is recognised by the United Nations and known internationally as the day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The United Nations believe one of the major challenges to efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide is the substantial funding shortfall. As a result, resources for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls are severely lacking.
At YWCA Queensland, we've developed Healthy Relationships, an online program that educates girls and boys the importance of respectful behaviour and healthy relationships.