NRL ranks urged to adopt domestic violence initiative

Domestic violence is at the forefront of public debate, with staggering figures showing it affects a third of all women in Australia.

The levels are much higher in places such as Papua New Guinea, with Human Rights Watch saying that an estimated 70 per cent of women experience rape or assault in their lifetime.

Now the senior ranks of the NRL, as highly-visible members of the community, are being urged to sign up to a program aimed at tackling the causes of domestic violence.

The program is currently being rolled-out at a grassroots level of rugby league.

–With Joanna Woodburn