16 Days in WA – Stop Violence Against Women
The State Government’s annual campaign 16 Days in WA – Stop Violence Against Women will run again this year from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December. WorkCover WA is encouraging organisations, communities, families and individuals to get involved and take action.
The campaign aims to raise awareness, promote discussion and increase positive actions throughout WA about violence against women and this year’s campaign theme is ‘speak out to stop violence against women’.
Women are more likely than men to experience violence from a known person and in their home and alarmingly, WA recorded the largest number of family and domestic violence related homicides in 2018 across Australia1.
However, attitudes are changing and the majority of Australians say they would act or like to act when witnessing abuse or disrespect towards women2.
To find out how you can take action and support this campaign, visit https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/projects/16-days-in-wa/ and download the
16 Days in WA Kit.
1Australian Bureau of Statistics: Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia 2018
2 Young Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality, 2017 NCAS, ANROWS