This Girl Can has travelled more than 10,000 miles with an all-new version of the campaign in Victoria, Australia.
The ad features everyday Victorian women overcoming their fears and ‘giving it a go, curves, jiggles, wrinkles and all’. The women, from all across the state, get their sweat on in a range of activities from boxing, cycling and roller-derby to netball and Aussie rules.
New research from VicHealth shows that feelings of judgment is just one of the barriers stopping women from getting active.
This Girl Can – Victoria is a three-year campaign focused on empowering Victorian women to enjoy being active without worrying about judgement, gender stereotypes or skill level.
It was after seeing the impact the campaign had across the UK, that inspired the VicHealth team to get involved. They are now the first organisation in the world to licence the This Girl Can campaign.
VicHealth is also encouraging women to visit the This Girl Can website Open in a new window and share their stories about how they get motivated, what kind of activities they enjoy, and the moments where they’ve thought “I don’t give a damn – I’m doing it anyway!”
This Girl Can UK inspired a whopping 3.9 million women in England to take their fitness into their own hands. We’re hoping our sister campaign will follow this motivating trend.
Our head of campaigns, Kate Dale, said: “Fear of judgement isn’t confined to one country – with half of women in Victoria, Australia saying it holds them back from taking part too. We’re thrilled to see the launch of VicHealth’s local version of This Girl Can.”