16 Days in WA

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 at 9:00:00 AM

From 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, which is Human Rights Day, individuals and communities throughout the State have an opportunity to show their support for ending violence against women, including family, domestic and sexual violence.

Our initiative draws inspiration from the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign to end violence against women and girls across the world1 . Since 1991, more than 6,000 organisations in approximately 182 countries have taken part in the 16 Days Campaign.

In Western Australia, 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women aims to raise awareness; increase positive actions; and highlight organisations, agencies, communities and individuals working to end violence against women.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing family and domestic violence there is help available.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.

For a comprehensive list of State and national helplines, please visit the State Government’s Family and Domestic Violence Help page.

Family and Domestic Violence Help 


The National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Service is a free and confidential telephone and online counselling service for any person regardless of age or gender, who has experienced or is at risk of domestic and family violence and/or sexual assault, and their family and friends.

1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or www.1800RESPECT.org.au


Women seeking support

The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a 24-hour helpline – telephone 9223 1188 or free call 1800 007 339.

Sexual violence

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre is a 24-hour emergency line – telephone (08) 6458 1828 or free call 1800 199 888.

Young people

Kids Helpline is Australia’s free private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years – telephone 1800 551 800.

Kids Helpline

Men seeking support

MensLine Australia is a 24/7 support for men and boys dealing with family and relationship difficulties. Support for men who are concerned that their behaviour is hurting the people they care about. Telephone 1300 78 99 78 or visit www.mensline.org.au 


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