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Central Regional TAFE supports 16 Days in WA initiative.

Every week in Australia, at least one woman is killed by a current or former partner.

16 Days in WA aims to raise awareness, motivate positive actions across Western Australia, and advocate on behalf of organisations that are opposing violence against women.

Almost six per cent of women in Western Australia report having experienced violence (physical and/or sexual violence) in the last 12 months in comparison with the national figure of 4.7 per cent. Starting on 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and finishing on 10 December (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days in WA campaign is designed to raise community awareness about the issue to bring about positive change.

There is no excuse for violence against women, together we can stop violence against women. We all have a role to play in changing the conversation that allows violence against women to go unchallenged.

Did you know:

  • Forms of violence against women include family and domestic violence, sexual harassment (including in public places), sexual assault, stalking and technology facilitated abuse.
  • Gender inequality predicts higher rates of violence against women. Most often this is played out in intimate and family relationships where women experience continued and often severe forms of abuse.
  • Women in Australia are most likely to experience physical and sexual violence in their home, at the hands of a current or ex-partner.

Results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey (2016) indicate that about one in every six women in our country has experienced violence by a current or former intimate partner since the age of 15, compared to about one in 16 Australian men.

It also found that both women and men are three times more likely to be physically assaulted by a man, and that of the 1.7 million women who had experienced sexual assault since the age of 15, the overwhelmingly majority of sexual assaults were committed by a male.

Central Regional TAFE is committed to ensuring that all students studying at any of our campuses enjoy an atmosphere of mutual understanding, respect and professionalism. The College strives to provide supportive adult learning environment that celebrates diversity, embraces equal opportunity and is free from discrimination and harassment and as such fully supports the 16 Days in WA initiative.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse or violence, please call 1800RESPECT. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.

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Page last updated December 06, 2018