'16 Days In WA' works to stamp out violence against women
’16 Days In WA’ works to stamp out violence against women

16 Days in WA, and recognising excellence in the public service

The Governor and Mrs Dawson hosted a reception at Government House today to thank participants and supporters of the WA Government’s  ’16 Days in WA’ campaign.

The campaign, which runs over 16 days each year is aimed at driving a change in culture, behaviour and attitudes that lead to violence against women and their children.

The Governor today acknowledged the efforts of state government agencies and service providers in working to stamp out violence against women, and thanked those taking a lead role in supporting women and children in family and domestic violence situations.

The campaign runs from International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) through to Human Rights Day (December 10) each year, and takes its inspiration from the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Recognising excellence in Public Service

The Governor also attended the Western Australia Institute of Public Administration Australia Awards (IPAA WA), addressing attendees before presenting a number of awards including the Patron’s Award.

The awards recognise individual and organisational excellence in pubic service. The IPAA WA Patron’s Award was presented to Mr Garry Hunt PSM for his service within and beyond the  local government sector.

Congratulations to all winners and finalists.

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