16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women: WA landmarks to light up and shine a light on domestic violence

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WA landmarks will be lit up orange to shine a light on the 50,000 cases of domestic violence reported in the state this year.

The 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign begins on November 25, and illuminates the thousands of incidents reported from 2016 to 2017.

Locations lighting up for the campaign include the Bell Tower, Perth Arena and Perth Stadium.

“WA has the second-highest rate of reported physical and sexual violence perpetrated against women in Australia, second only to the Northern Territory,” Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk said.

“We need to hold perpetrators to account, but we also need to change the conversation in our homes, communities and workplaces to end violence against women and children.

“16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women is our opportunity to do just that.”

The campaign coincides with the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, and marks the 16 days between White Ribbon Day and Human Rights Day.

If you need advice about violence in your home, the Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline (9223 1188 or free call 1800 007 339) is a statewide 24-hour service.

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) also provides online and phone counselling for sexual assault victims and those facing domestic and family violence.

METRO LANDMARKS LIGHTING UP TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

– Bell Tower (November 25)
– Perth Stadium (November 25 – December 10)
– Perth Arena (November 25 – December 10)
– Crown Metropol (November 25 – December 10)
– Doubleview Water Tower (November 25 – December 10)
– Elizabeth Quay (November 25 – 26)
– City of Belmont Civic Centre (November 25 – December 10)
– His Majesty’s Theatre (November 25 – December 10)
– King Edward Memorial Hospital (November 25 – December 10)
– Old Mill, South Perth (November 25 – December 10)
– Parliament House (November 23 – December 1)
– State Theatre Centre of WA (November 25 – December 10)
– University of Notre Dame (November 25 – December 10)
– WA Shipwrecks Museum, Fremantle (November 25- December 10)

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