The inaugural season of AFLW drew huge crowds and lots of media attention, but just how far did the media advance our stereotyped ideas about gender in sports?
Right Now kicked off the month of March with our sport and human rights theme. Paul Oliver explains how, contrary to what you might expect, sport and human rights are closely connected. He tells us why sport can be an effective tool to address discrimination, encourage respect, and promote social cohesion and equality. Marking Right […]
By Paul Oliver. This article is part of our March theme, Sport and Human Rights. A coach has no access for her wheelchair to get into the local clubhouse. A spectator yells racist remarks at an Aboriginal player during a footy match. A team excludes a gay athlete from making the rep teams because it might […]
Katie Perkins is an elite cricketer with the Auckland Hearts and played for New Zealand’s national team the White Ferns in 2012. When she’s not playing cricket, Katie works at New Zealand Rugby League as the Football Operations Officer, and is planning to become a policewoman. Right Now: What inspired you to take up a […]