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2019 Campaign

The annual 16 Days in WA – Stop Violence Against Women campaign will take place from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, which is Human Rights Day.

Based on the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, 16 Days in WA is Western Australia’s contribution to these efforts and aims to raise awareness, motivate positive actions across Western Australia and advocate on behalf of organisations that oppose violence against women.

You are invited to make your mark during the 16 Days in WA campaign – to educate, motivate and advocate in your community, and stand up to stop violence against women.

Download a copy of the 16 Days in WA Kit that contains key messages, important facts and statistics, ways to get involved and social media tools to help spread awareness and put up a poster to show your support.

Together we can stop violence against women.

We all have a role to play in speaking out to stop violence against women – together, we can make a difference.

Agents of Change

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Hon Simone McGurk MLA

Simone is the State Labor Member for Fremantle, and the Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence and Community Services.

As a Minister in the McGowan Labor Government, Simone is working to establish a whole-of-government approach to tackling the scourge of family and domestic violence and is ensuring that our state invests in children during the critical early years to build stronger families and communities.

Prior to her election in 2013, Simone worked in the union movement for over 22 years. She was one of the first women elected to be an Organiser for the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, before being elected the Assistant State Secretary in 1997. She later worked with the union United Voice.

From 2007, Simone served as Assistant Secretary, and later Secretary, of Unions WA.

Simone holds degrees in History from the University of Melbourne and Media from Murdoch University.

“I am inspired by those joining together to speak out against violence in our community – from my parliamentary colleagues; community and private sector leaders; professionals from the sports and arts; to young people demanding a future of equality and respect for all – this is an issue which deserves our attention over these sixteen days and beyond”

For  the duration of the 16 Days in WA campaign, we will progressively reveal new Agents of Change. For more information on our other Agents of Change, please visit our Agents of Change page.


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Image: The Department of Communities is proud to lead and support the 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign.

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Please let us know what you are planning, as an organisation or individual, to recognise the 16 Days in WA campaign across the state – send an email to Natalie La Touche.