group photo of men and women in front of large outdoor screen
The Governor and Ms Annus stand together with the Premier, Hon Mark McGowan MLA, and Hon Simone McGurk, Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Women’s Interests, and over 100 of Perth’s leaders launch 16 Days in WA to stop violence against women on 25 November.

The Governor and Ms Annus support 16 Days in WA – Stop Violence Against Women

On the 25th November, the Governor and Ms Annus attended the launch of the annual 16 Days in WA – Stop Violence Against Women campaign.

The launch was held on the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The campaign will run until the 10th December, which is the United Nation’s Human Rights Day.

16 Days in WA is Western Australia’s contribution to the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. It aims to raise awareness, motivate positive actions across Western Australia, and advocate on behalf of organisations that oppose violence against women. This year’s theme is “speak out to stop violence against women”.

It is men who must speak out and look out. Ending violence is a matter of attitude and the law. We can make a difference.


The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia

As part of the campaign, 17 landmarks across the State will be lit up in orange (the campaign’s theme colour).

The Governor and Ms Annus were pleased to host last year’s campaign launch at Government House.

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