Premier Mark McGowan and Minister Simone McGurk today launched the inaugural 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign, encouraging all Western Australians to stand up for the cause.

Based on the international 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Gender-based Violence, the campaign aims to raise awareness of violence against women in Western Australia and encourage communities to take an active role in making a change.

During the 16 days, the campaign will aim to educate – raise awareness of the impact of violence against women; motivate – through encouragement of positive actions; and advocate – by highlighting organisations working to support victim safety and perpetrator accountability.

As part of the events and activities taking place around the state, many of WA’s recognisable landmarks will be illuminated in orange, serving as a visual reminder that stopping violence against women is a whole of community effort.

Find out how you can get involved via our Community Kit.