The 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign was launched on 25 November 2018, marking the start of a 16-day focus on promoting an end to gender-based violence.
Based on the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, 16 Days in WA is Western Australia’s contribution to these efforts.
Commencing on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ending on 10 December, which is Human Rights Day, the campaign features a series of initiatives that encourages the community to take action.
Almost six per cent of women in Western Australia report having experienced violence (physical and/or sexual violence) in the last 12 months in comparison with the national figure of 4.7 per cent.
Violence against women is a community issue and calls for community engagement to bring about positive change.
To make a difference and promote an end to gender-based violence, visit the 16 Days in WA webpage and follow us on Facebook at: Child Protection and Family Support, Families WA and Disability Services.
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