Jason Behrendorff has this morning spoken out to help stop violence against women as the Western Australian Cricket Association pledged its support for 16 Days in WA.
The annual State Government campaign is designed to raise awareness, motivate positive actions and advocate on behalf of organisations that oppose violence against women.
Behrendorff said as a father and a husband he had an important role to play.
“The biggest message comes through our actions. It’s about showing violence, in particular to women and children, is not OK,” Behrendorff said. “For me, as a dad instilling those values in my son that it’s not OK and knowing right from wrong – those messages are really important.”
Chief Executive Christina Matthews said the WACA aimed to be a community leader on issues of gender equality.
“I’m really proud to be part of the 16 Days in WA campaign and as one of the leaders in our fight against domestic violence and violence against women and children,” Matthews said. “We are well known for being part of trying to make our community and society better.
“We will continue to push the message with the Government and other providers to get rid of this dreadful issue our society is facing. WA is better than these figures show and we need to be a part of ensuring it gets better and better every year.”