Shire of Dardanup acknowledges 16 Days in WA: Stop Violence Against Women campaign

Raising awareness: Shire of Dardanup representatives took part in this year's 16 Days in WA: Stop Violence Against Women campaign. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Raising awareness: Shire of Dardanup representatives took part in this year's 16 Days in WA: Stop Violence Against Women campaign. Photo: Thomas Munday.

The Shire of Dardanup has thrown its support behind the 16 Days in WA: Stop Violence Against Women campaign.

Now in its third year, the Department of Communities' initiative was set up to shine a light on the national issue of domestic violence.

Running from November 25 to December 10, the campaign provides assistance to family and domestic violence organisations.

The shire is sharing information about domestic violence on its Facebook page and website, using the hashtags #16DaysInWA and #StopTheViolence.

Shire representatives are donning orange support badges over the 16 days.

President Mick Bennett said the shire was proud to raise awareness and to help create positive change.

"This campaign is really important. Domestic violence is simply not acceptable in modern society," he said.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, WA recorded the highest number of domestic violence-related homicides in 2018.