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The right to shorts

In the fight for gender equity and equality across all facets of sport, it can be really disheartening to find another aspect of the fight that also needs attention. But where there are fights, there are people fighting them.

People like Simone Cariss, the Co-Founder, Director and Victorian Representative of Girls’ Uniform Agenda.

Girls’ Uniform Agenda is an Australia wide group, advocating for choice of shorts and pants for all girls at all schools. Yes, in 2020, this is still a thing, but Simone and her delegates at Girls’ Uniform Agenda are working to change this through providing impactful data to drive this much needed change.

A new study conducted by Victoria University is currently underway to assist Girls’ Uniform Agenda with addressing this issue through their advocacy. And if you fit the below criteria, they would love your help to be part of the survey.

The Sport uniform study

The researchers are inviting girls aged 12-18 yrs in Victoria to complete a survey focused on uniforms required for school sport and club sport.

Have you say about girls sports uniforms.

Physically inactive and active girls are encouraged to complete the survey commissioned by the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation and developed by Victoria University. The purpose is to identify what aspects of sport uniforms do or do not make girls feel confident and comfortable if or when they participate in sport and physical activity.

The online survey will take approximately 20 minutes.

An online guide will be developed from these findings on what aspects of sport uniforms make girls feel confident to participate in sport and physical activity.

The guide will be presented to School Sports Victoria and the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation to enable public distribution to schools and sporting clubs.

Parental consent is required prior to girls completing the survey.

Please click here to complete the survey if you fulfil the criteria.

You can also find out more about the advocacy work of Girls Uniform Agenda here.

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