In 2018, Western Australia recorded the largest number of family and domestic violence related homicide offences across the nation. To assist in shining a light on these horrible acts of violence the campaign includes local events, media, social media and other awareness raising activities to promote positive outcomes and inspire action.
The campaign also highlights organisations, agencies, communities and individuals working to end violence against women. Throughout the state they have an opportunity to show their support for ending violence against women, including family, domestic and sexual violence.
There are many ways you - individuals, groups and communities can speak out about violence. The Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre has orange badges you and your staff can wear to recognise the 16 days in WA Campaign. Pop in and grab one today or for more information please click the link below:
If you or someone you know need help please seek more information at www.1800RESPECT.ORG.AU or call the free 24hr emergency Domestic Violence Helpline on 1800 007 339.
The information for this article has been sourced from The 16 Days in WA Campaign Kit.
Article by Ella Grundy