For 16 days in November and December, the community is invited to take a part in a major effort to encourage change to stop violence against women.

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

Now in its fourth year, 16 Days in WA draws inspiration from the global movement for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence to drive a change in culture, behaviour and attitudes that lead to violence against women and their children.

You are invited to create change during the campaign – to educate, motivate and advocate in your community, and stand up to stop violence against women.

Together we can make a difference.

How you can get involved

16 Days in WA has motivated many communities to consider their attitudes and values, take action and create awareness of an important cause in the State.

Now is the time to consider how your organisation or community group can get involved and support this initiative.

A campaign kit has been developed to inspire action and help with your plans to be part of this year’s campaign. If you haven’t already received a copy, download the 16 Days in WA kit, which includes key messages, important facts and statistics and ways to get involved. 

For more information about 16 Days in WA 2020, please email communications@communities.wa.gov.au.

Resources

Access resources to help with your events and activities to support this year’s 16 Days in WA campaign.

Events

See what events are on to support this year’s 16 Days in WA campaign.

Landmarks Alight

Prominent landmarks around Western Australia will be lit up in the 16 Days in WA campaign colour of orange. Check out the Landmarks Alight schedule for locations and times.

Agents of Change

Members of the community are joining the Hon Simone McGurk MLA as 16 Days in WA Agents of Change. They have been chosen to share campaign messages and create awareness about the importance of stopping violence against women. For more information, please visit our Agents of Change page.

News

Help and support is available

It’s important that you know where to find support if you or someone you know is experiencing family and domestic violence.

For a comprehensive list of State and national helplines, please visit our Family and Domestic Violence Help page. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.

In addition, the Kids Helpline provides a telephone and counselling service for children and young people aged five to 25 years.

Information is also available about culturally appropriate programs that support people from Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are experiencing family and domestic violence. Find out more from our Culturally Appropriate Family and Domestic Violence Services webpage.

Visit some of the websites below for more useful information: