For 16 days in November and December, the community is invited to take a part in encouraging change to stop violence against women.
The annual 16 Days in WA – Stop Violence Against Women campaign takes place from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
Now in its sixth year, 16 Days in WA draws inspiration from the global movement for 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.
You are invited to create change during the campaign – to educate, motivate and advocate in your community, and stand up to stop violence against women.
Ending violence against women – it’s everybody’s business.
In the pdf below is a recommended reading list of books curated by the State Library of WA for the campaign.
Help and support is available
Support is available if you or someone you know is experiencing family and domestic violence. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing family and domestic violence, there is help
For a comprehensive list of State and national helplines, please visit the Family and Domestic Violence support and advice page. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.
In addition, the Kids Helpline provides a telephone and counselling service for children and young people aged five to 25 years.
Information is also available about culturally appropriate programs that support people from Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are experiencing family and domestic violence. Find out more from our Family and Domestic Violence services and resources page.