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Grain silos with artwork of a fish, lit up in orange light at night. Text overlay reads, '16 Days in WA 25 November to 10 December 2022 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women'

16 Days in WA is a campaign led by the Department of Communities that promotes equality, respectful relationships, violence-free spaces and safer communities.

During this period, prominent West Australians from all walks of life will be sharing messages on the importance of ending violence against women, while landmarks across WA will be lit up in orange, the campaign colour.

Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many women have reported experiencing family and domestic violence for the first time or the worsening of existing violence.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from CaLD backgrounds are also overrepresented in family and domestic violence statistics.

Read the 2022 campaign overview  to learn more about violence against women in WA and how you can help prevent it.

The Department of Communities website also offers a range of resources, including social media tiles and email signatures, as well as a list of support services.

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Page reviewed 06 May 2022