The 16 Days in WA – Stop Violence Against Women campaign is an annual State Government initiative that runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) through to 10 December (Human Rights Day).
The campaign takes its inspiration from the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence to drive a change in culture, behaviour and attitudes that lead to violence against women and their children.
For 16 days, the WA community is invited to create change during the campaign – to educate, motivate and advocate in the community, and stand up to stop violence against women.
We’re accompanying our partnership of the 16 Days in WA campaign with a range of customer, community, and colleague initiatives to help educate, inform and provide support on this critical issue affecting our state and nation.
This year's 16 Days in WA theme is “active bystander", with a message of “don't be silent when you see violence", encouraging bystanders to speak up and contribute to positive change towards the safety and respect of women in our community.
The WA Government has more information available on their website. They also have a range of handy resources to support the campaign.