AFL Victoria Respect & Responsibility Policy
Traditionally, responsibility for addressing sexual assault has fallen largely to the criminal justice and social services systems, where intervention was understandably focused after violence had occurred. More recently, women’s groups and services have been successful in putting the prevention of sexual assault on the broader social policy agenda. This has led to increasing recognition that creating safe and supportive environments for women is a shared responsibility of individuals, organizations, communities and governments.
As an organisation with a strong emphasis on community and social responsibility, the AFL wants to work with government and other groups to contribute to this broader social policy agenda in all States and Territories.