This year's theme is "Respect Starts With You". To hear that one in five Western Australian women have reported experiencing partner violence since the age of 15 (2019 Women’s Report Card), is devastating. In an aim to reduce The 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women aims to raise awareness, increase positive actions and highlight organisations, agencies, communities and individuals working to end violence against women.
From 25 November to 10 December, individuals and communities throughout the State have an opportunity to show their support for ending violence against women, including family, domestic and sexual violence. Breaking the cycle of family and domestic violence starts with respect.
You can get involved by:
- Hosting or participating in an event to raise awareness
- Sharing the campaign messages on social media
- Wearing something orange throughout the duration of the campaign
- Talking to your children and other young people in your life about respectful relationships.
Visit www.communities.wa.gov.au/projects/16-days-in-wa/ for more information or activities you can participate in over the 16 days. Stopping violence against women is about promoting equality and respectful relationships, creating violence-free spaces and safer communities. Take action, show your support, Respect starts with you.