16 Days in WA - Stop violence against women campaign
The 16 Days in WA campaign 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.
Details and resources, including campaign kit, are available online here - https://16days.wa.gov.au/
Host an event
Ideas for hosting an event –
- Hold a morning tea, roundtable discussion or ‘lunch and learn’ session to raise awareness of the issues of gender-based violence. You may also want to screen one or more of the videos included in our 16 ways to take action list on page 9.
- Host a fundraising activity to raise money for a non-profit organisation that supports women and children to be safe and recover from family and domestic violence.
- Establish a pledge wall at your workplace, sporting club or other organisation, encouraging staff and members to show their support to stop violence against women.
- Hold a dedicated sporting game – ask your local sporting club to dedicate a game to raising awareness of the issues of gender-based violence.
- Hold a book club session focused on works dealing with issues of gender-based violence. The 16 Days in WA Book Club List will be available on the 16 Days in WA webpage.
- Invite someone who works with a domestic violence service to speak at your event – the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing or Stopping Family Violence can assist with ideas for speakers.
- Respect challenge – find a contemporary film, song, image or famous icon that rejects gender-based violence and share the message with peers.