City turns orange in support of #16DaysinWA

Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 2:20:36 PM

Next week signals the start of the #16DaysinWA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign and the City of Greater Geraldton is turning orange for the occasion.

Staff will don orange clothing and the Queens Park Theatre will also be lit orange at night in support of Desert Blue Connect’s goal to raise awareness and ultimately, encourage people to speak out and stop violence. 

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn encouraged all of the community and beyond to get involved.

“We at the City are trying to be leaders for positive change and as such, are getting behind this fantastic campaign that aims to stop violence against women,” he said.

“You can get involved as well by wearing orange throughout the campaign and help spreading the word online and through the community.

“It’s important that we as a community support and help educate about #16DaysinWA so violence in our community comes to an end.”

Earlier this year the City also implemented Desert Blue Connect’s Community, Respect and Equality (CRE) Agreement, which is all about inspiring, innovating and connecting individuals, community leaders and organisations to work together on strategies for preventing family violence.

#16DaysinWA will commence on Monday 25 November, the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, and conclude on Tuesday 10 December which also happens to be Human Rights Day.

For more information about the campaign, click here.

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