16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women
The State Library of Western Australia will be involved in the 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign for 2018. Lighting the Library’s ground floor in the 16 Days campaign colour, orange, the Library will help to spread awareness about family and domestic violence to visitors of the Perth Cultural Centre.
The 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign will take place from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
The campaign aims to raise awareness, motivate positive actions across Western Australia, and advocate on behalf of organisations that are opposing violence against women.
Violence against women includes physical, psychological, economic, emotional abuse and sexual assault. It is a violation of human rights. Most often this is played out in intimate and family relationships where women experience continued and often severe forms of abuse.
All women and children should be able to live free of 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 State Government’s Family and Domestic Violence Help and Advice page.