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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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Drisana Levitzke-Gray

Drisana Levitzke-Gray is the recipient of the 2015 Young Australian of the Year Award in recognition of her passion and dedication in advocating for the human rights of Deaf people. She raises awareness about Auslan (Australian Sign Language), and the right of Deaf children in Australia to access Auslan from birth. 

Passionate about accessibility and human rights, she uses her platform as an ambassador to Our Watch and Full Stop Foundation to advocate for information and services in Auslan, regarding domestic violence in Auslan. Domestic violence does not discriminate and those who are marginalised are often the least likely to receive services and support as well as being more likely to experience domestic violence.

“As a Deaf woman, I am acutely aware of the lack of services and information available in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) for a wide range of important topics, particularly the area of domestic violence.

There is the need for Auslan fluent service providers who understand the cultural and linguistic intersectionality that arises for Deaf women, as well as the inclusion of women with disabilities.

To raise awareness about domestic violence is to include every single woman in the conversation.

It is imperative to end gendered violence for Deaf women, for disabled women, for all women.”

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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Group shot of the Hon Simone McGurk MLA, WACA CEO Christina Matthews and Perth Scorchers stars Jason Behrendorff and Piepa Cleary. All are wearing orange.

Image: The Hon Simone McGurk MLA, lead Minister for the 16 Days in WA campaign, joined WACA CEO Christina Matthews and Perth Scorchers stars Jason Behrendorff and Piepa Cleary to call for an end to violence against women, as part of the 2019 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.