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16 Days in WA 2021

How to get involved

16 Days in WA runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) through to December 10 (Human Rights Day) each year. The campaign takes its inspiration from the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

During these 16 days in November and December, the community is invited to take a part in encouraging change to stop violence against women.

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.

Resources Visit the 16 days in WA campaign page - Link opens in a new window

Some statistics

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65% of assaults
recorded in WA last year were related to family and domestic violence (up 15% on 2019)

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1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men
have experienced sexual harassment since the age of 15

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Aboriginal women are 32 times
more likely than non-Aboriginal women to be hospitalised from family violence

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Sexual assaults jumped by 10%
in WA between 2019 and 2020

More stats Visit the 16 days in WA facts and statistics page - Link opens in a new window

Agents of change

Members of the community are joining the Hon Simone McGurk MLA as 16 Days in WA Agents of Change. They have been chosen to share campaign messages and create awareness about the importance of stopping violence against women.

Hear their stories Visit the 16 days in WA agents of change page - Link opens in a new window

How to get help

Support is available if you or someone you know is experiencing family and domestic violence. Click below for a comprehensive list of state and national help lines.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.

Support and advice See family and domestic violence support and advice - Link opens in a new window