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Promoting gender equality in sport as you respond to the coronavirus pandemic

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Find tips on promoting gender equality in sport as your organisation deals with COVID-19.

Australian sporting organisations have taken significant steps towards creating thriving, gender-equal environments free of violence and disrespect towards women.

However, due to its disproportionate impacts on women, the health, social and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to reverse the gains that we have made in addressing this critical issue, both by increasing violence against women in the short term, and by amplifying or further entrenching the underlying gender inequalities that drive this violence in the first place.

The challenge of extending equality and fairness beyond the sporting field into the core business of national sporting organisations is now more important than ever. 

Our Watch has developed a tip sheet to support you to promote gender equality as you respond to the coronavirus pandemic.