We believe that sport can be enjoyed by everyone and is a powerful vehicle for social change. Gender-based violence has no place in modern society and we believe that sport can play a fundamental role in its elimination.
Grass Skirt Project collects pre-loved sporting equipment from various locations around Australia and sends it to Papua New Guinea. We distribute this equipment throughout communities in PNG to encourage and enable men, women and children to play sport. Our aim is to promote gender equality, eliminate gender-based violence, empower women and girls and to build stronger communities around and through participation in sport.
We partner with local organisations to deliver training and education programs on gender-based violence to participating athletes and community. We also support PNG sporting organisations through strategic partnerships and ambassadors to provide pathways into high performance sport for athletes; developing talent and creating positive role models.