Queens Park Theatre lights up for 16 days

Geraldton Guardian
WA has the second highest rate of reported physical and sexual violence perpetrated against women in Australia, second only to the Northern Territory, according to Women’s Interests and Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk.
Camera IconWA has the second highest rate of reported physical and sexual violence perpetrated against women in Australia, second only to the Northern Territory, according to Women’s Interests and Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk. Credit: Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian

Queens Park Theatre is one of 17 landmarks across the State lighting up at night in a violence against women awareness raising campaign sanctioned by the WA Government.

Premier Mark McGowan said the initiative was a response to more than 50,000 family and domestic violence incidents reported to police in 2016-17, and more than 4,500 calls made to domestic violence helplines.

The 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign began on White Ribbon Day and will run until Human Rights Day on December 10.

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