16 Days of action to stop violence against women
Tuesday 26 November 2019
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is supporting the 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign for 2019.
The campaign, now in its third year, aims to raise community awareness about family and domestic violence and educate people about what they can do or say to help save lives.
The statistics on gender-based violence in WA continue to be stark. During the 2018-19 financial year:
- 65,609 family and domestic violence-related tasks were logged by WA Police. This equates to, on average, 180 tasks a day in which family or domestic violence was a factor
- 47,732 reported family and domestic violence incidents were investigated by police
- 22,142 police orders were issued to protect victims of family violence
- 21,380 incidents in which children were exposed to family violence were recorded (a daily average of 59 incidents taking place with children present).
16 Days in WA runs from November 25 - the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - and ends on December 10, which is Human Rights Day.
As part of the 16 Days in WA campaign, 17 landmarks across the State, including Fremantle Prison, will be lit up in orange, while government, business and community organisations will run events and online campaigns to promote awareness of the issues surrounding violence against women.
Further information and 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women resources can be found on the website.
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