Raising awareness to stop the violence

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An annual 16-day campaign encourages Western Australians to stand up to stop violence against women.
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The Department of the Premier and Cabinet is joining the rest of the community in urging people to speak out to stop violence against women.

This is in support of the 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign, which starts today, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and runs until Tuesday 10 December, which is Human Rights Day.

Led by the Department of Communities, the initiative aims to raise awareness, increase positive actions and highlight agencies, communities and individuals working to end violence against women, including family, domestic and sexual violence. 

Drawing inspiration from the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, the McGowan Government and its first dedicated Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Simone McGurk held its first 16 Days in WA in 2017.

More information about the campaign is available on the Department of Communities website. A resource kit is also available, outlining ways the community can take positive action to stop the violence.

Page reviewed 25 November 2019