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The 16 Days in WA to 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 international 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 are opposing 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.

We all have a role to play in changing the conversation that allows violence against women to go unchallenged.

Together we can stop violence against women.

Western Australian leaders set the standard and stand up against gendered violence #16DaysinWA.
Image: Western Australian leaders set the standard and stand up against gendered
violence #16DaysinWA

Our Activities

Lighting Up Our Landmarks

Prominent Western Australian locations around the state will be lit up in the 16 Days campaign colour of orange – click here to view the schedule.

Council House in Perth lit up for 16 Days in WA in 2017.
Image: Council House in Perth

Broome Water Tower lit up in orange for 16 Days in WA.
Image: Broome Water Tower

Perth Concert Hall lit up for 16 Days in WA.
Image: Perth Concert Hall

Fremantle Prison lit up in orange for 16 Days in WA.
Image: Fremantle Prison

The State Theatre Centre lit up in orange for 16 Days in WA.
Image: State Theatre Centre

Support in Sport

The Fremantle Dockers AFL Women’s team has joined in the state campaign to end gender-based violence and inequality, encouraging the community to re-assess old norms and respect the rights of all women and girls. #16DaysinWA #ChangeTheConversation #StopTheViolence #ViolenceIsNotOK 

The unbreakable Alicia Janz, Gemma Houghton and Evie Gooch of the FremantleDockers AFLW get behind the #16DaysinWA campaign.
Image: The unbreakable Alicia Janz, Gemma Houghton and Evie Gooch of the
FremantleDockers AFLW get behind the #16DaysinWA campaign.

Voices of Women 

A group of courageous women have spoken out about the significant issue of gender-based violence and the challenges faced by diverse cohorts of women. Their ambitious words encourage all of us to #ChangeTheConversation and put an end to violence against women.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse or violence, please call 1800RESPECT. 

#16DaysinWA #StopTheViolence #ViolenceIsNotOK

Young people called to action 

Young people across the state are encouraged to get involved in the 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign.

The Department has dedicated Wednesday, 5 December 2018 as the campaign date to provide young people with a platform to speak out about gender-based violence and inequality. On this day, we invite young people from across the state to share a photograph of themselves on social media using the hashtags: #YouthSayNoToViolence; #AFutureWithoutFDV; and #16DaysinWA.

It could be as simple as wearing the campaign colour of orange, to hosting an event to raise awareness, or even a group shot at one of the lit up landmarks.

Our young people have an important role in promoting a future free of violence against women and inequality – it’s time to change the conversation.

 

Event Registration and Calendar

If your organisation is holding an event during 16 Days in WA, please use this online form to register it and we will add it to our event calendar.

 

Resources 

Stakeholder Kit 

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Poster 

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Infographics 

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Logo 

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Follow the movement on the Department of Communities – Child Protection and Family Support Facebook page.