The Governor with West Coast Eagles Parris Laurie and Hamish Brayshaw who are supporters of the campaign

Acknowledging 16 Days in WA to stop violence against women

The 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign ended today with a thank you event hosted by the Governor and Ms Annus in conjunction with the Honourable Simone McGurk MLA Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services.

Photo – The Governor thanks supporters of the 16 Days in WA campaign

The morning tea was organised to acknowledge the efforts of the family and domestic violence sector and its workers, particularly as they head into the busy Christmas and New Year period, which is unfortunately associated with an annual spike in family and domestic violence-related police call-outs.

This year’s campaign focused on raising awareness and promoting change to encourage bystanders to speak up and contribute to improving the safety of women in our community.

Photo – The Governor and Ms Annus with the Honourable Simone McGurk MLA

In his address, the Governor thanked the many government agencies, businesses and community groups across the State that have engaged with the campaign across the 16 days by sharing messages on social media, hosting morning teas and getting involved in public conversations aimed at challenging negative behaviours linked to gender-based violence.

Although this is the last day of the campaign, the event was a reminder to all that violence against anyone is unacceptable at any time, and we all have a responsibility to stop the violence.

Note: Support is available if you or someone you know is experiencing family and domestic violence. For more information, please visit here

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