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11/30/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2017 00:36

QPT glows orange to support campaign

Posted on: Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 2:12:17 PM

Those who passed by the Queens Park Theatre on the weekend would have seen it in a whole new light, sporting an orange glow for a new violence against women campaign.

16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women commenced on Saturday 25 November and aims to educate, motivate and highlight organisations working to support victim safety and perpetrator accountability.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said he hoped the campaign encouraged change.

'I hope that we can band together as a community, state and nation and send a strong message that domestic and family violence is not okay,' he said.

'16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women is a fantastic initiative run by the state government and it's great to see organisations and landmarks around WA getting behind it.

'It's critical that our community do as well.'

Queens Park Theatre are one of 17 landmarks in the state lighting up to promote the movement, which concludes on Sunday 10 December.

Perth's Bell Tower, Optus Stadium, Perth Arena, Crown Metropol and Parliament House will also be glowing orange in support of 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women.

The City recently promoted Radio Rental's Wear-a-Pair campaign for White Ribbon Day as well, which saw Mayor Shane Van Styn don a pair of leopard print stilettos and help raise awareness about domestic violence.

For more information about 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women, please visit www.communities.wa.gov.au/about/projects-and-programs/

If you are experiencing domestic violence, please contact the following help services:

The Women's Domestic Violence Helpline (9223 1188 or free call 1800 007 339) is a State-wide, 24-hour service. It provides support for women facing family and domestic violence.

1800RESPECT (free call 1800 737 732) is a national online sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.

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