The Equality and Respect in Sport Standards are what all sports organisations should work towards.
They focus on what you can do with your staff and your external stakeholders to address the drivers of violence against women.
The Elements describe what needs to be achieved to meet each Standard in terms of:
norms and practices.
Standard 1: Our leaders consistently demonstrate a commitment to preventingviolence against women.
We promote gender equality in our strategies, policies and procedures.
We have dedicated resources and budget to actively addressgender inequality and the drivers of violence against women within ourworkplace.
We hold staff accountable for consistently promoting gender equality inall communications, organisational plans and activities.
Standard 2: We embed gender equality in our recruitment, remuneration and promotion processes, and men and women utilise flexible work options without penalty.
We have structural support for women’s leadership, including theprovision of leadership opportunities for part-time staff; and male andfemale leaders model the use of flexible work options.
We implement deliberate strategies to recruit, train, mentor and retainwomen in leadership roles.
We make efforts to reduce the gender pay gap and give all staff access toflexible work options and parental leave.
Our workplace culture and communication promotes and supportsflexible work and parental leave for both men and women.
We have transparent practices to help uphold commitments to gender equalityin recruitment, professional development and career progression.
Standard 3: Our leaders challenge gender stereotypes, discrimination and attitudes that support malesuperiority, and think critically about styles of leadership that are valued and rewarded inthe workplace.
Our leaders consistently model respectful and equal relationships between men andwomen.
Our policies and procedures (i.e. code of conduct, induction, occupational health andsafety, equal opportunity etc.) include proactive measures to address gender inequality.
Staff across our workplace understand the importance of promoting gender equalityand know they will be supported to challenge sexism and raise issues relating to genderand discrimination.
We actively avoid perpetuating gender stereotypes in our communications across theworkplace; and we have implemented strategies to minimise backlash or resistanceand build support for change.
Standard 4: We have the structures, practices and culture to respond appropriately to staff and stakeholders affected by violence, bullying and sexual harassment.
Our leaders consistently reject any form of violence or harassment, whetheroccurring within or outside of the workplace.
We have clear policies and procedures to provide appropriate support forstaff and stakeholders who experience violence; and we make sure employeesdon’t use workplace resources to commit any act of violence.
We have the partnerships, systems and trained staff to respond promptly andappropriately to complaints and claims about violence and sexual harassment.
Standard 5: The work we do and the way we promote it aligns with our commitment to gender equality and the prevention of violence against women.
Our leaders effectively use our work and public profile to demonstratesupport for gender equality and the prevention of violence against women.
We integrate key actions to promote gender equality into our core business,and our engagement with the community reflects our commitment to genderequality and preventing violence against women.
Our stakeholder engagement activities, public statements and externalcommunications reflect our commitment to promoting gender equality,rejecting sexism and challenging attitudes that justify, minimise, trivialise orexcuse violence against women.
More information on the Equality and Respect in Sport Standards and other resources to support your work are included at the bottom of this page.