16 Days in WA – Ending violence against women – it’s everybody’s business

Western Australia Police support the Department of Communities “16 Days in WA” to Stop Violence Against Women campaign which runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) until 10 December 2022.

In its sixth year, “16 Days in WA” hopes to drive a change in culture, behaviour and attitudes that lead to violence against women and their children and raise awareness; increase positive actions; and highlight organisations, agencies, communities and individuals working to end violence against women.

Family and domestic violence does not discriminate. It impacts many people in the community – women, men and children of all ages and backgrounds.

“Over the last 12 months in Western Australia, 12 Family Violence Homicides have occurred with the sad reality that 8 of these were children”, Said Acting Senior Sergeant Ryan White. “This is 12 too many and it is important for everyone to stand up and support this campaign to change behaviour and raise awareness of Family Violence.”

Western Australia Police Force will be participating in the campaign by lighting Police Headquarters Orange for the duration. The colour orange is designated by the United Nations End Violence against Women Campaign.

Police officers will also be attending the 32nd Annual Silence Domestic Violence memorial March held in Forest Chase on Tuesday 29 November 2022.

For assistance please contact:

Police 131 444

Crisis Care 9223 1111

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline 9223 1188

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline 9223 1199

Aboriginal Legal Service WA 1800 019 900

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