Yesterday marked ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’.
Carlton Football Club made a donation of $10 000 to the Blues Foundation, with funds going toward the Carlton Respects Initiative, which was supported by ambassadors ‘Yiayia Next Door’.
The funding will go toward supporting the Club’s work in promoting gender equality and the prevention of violence against women.
Carlton Respects does this through education programs in schools, reaching over 4000 students, 13 workplaces and reaching over 1.5 people on social media.
‘Yiayia Next Door’ is an Instagram account set up by two Melbourne boys who have collected almost 76 000 followers, dedicated to their neighbour ‘yiayia’ who delivers them hearty Greek meals over the fence.
The boys behind ‘Yiayia Next Door’ and Carlton Football Club will be working closely in 2020 regarding several violence against women projects.