Tarik Bayrakli was a banker and is now an active advocate for respect and social inclusion in sport. Tarik is the Manager of the Victorian Women’s Trust harm prevention sports initiative, Club Respect, and runs a sports adventure camp for at-risk African-Australian teenage girls and boys. In his spare time he plays social-league Futsal, loves hanging out with his 2 kids and laments the poor performance of his beloved Carlton Blues.
Club Respect is a national harm-prevention initiative by the Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls, of which the Victorian Women’s Trust is Trustee. Club Respect aims to eliminate bullying, sexism, racism, abuse or violence from sport through various programs and frameworks.
We discuss how Tarik, as a man, has come to work in the gender equality sector, the barriers he faces when helping sport to dismantle harmful patriarchal attitudes and what his call to action is for all people in sport, especially those with power and influence.
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Michelle Redfern is a globally recognised gender equality, diversity and inclusion strategist. She advises organisations in the business and sporting sectors on DEI strategy development and implementation and works directly with women leaders to advance their careers.
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