West Coast are showing their support of 16 Days in WA, an annual campaign that takes its inspiration from the global 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence.

The campaign is run by the West Australian Government and held from 25 November (International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women) through to December 10 (Human Rights Day).

Eagles players Tom Barrass and Hayley Bullas are doing their part to share awareness about the importance of stopping violence against women with other members of the community, alongside Hon Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia and Hon Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence.

Watch their stories below:

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16 Days in WA - Tom Barrass

Tom Barrass delivers an important message about 16 Days in WA, a campaign aiming to stop violence against women

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16 Days in WA - Hayley Bullas

Hayley Bullas delivers an important message about 16 Days in WA, a campaign aiming to stop violence against women

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Tonight Optus Stadium and the Matagarup Bridge will be lit up orange to promote awareness and we encourage families and friends to head down and pay respects to the cause.

Last week West Coast AFLW players wore orange socks during training to show their support of 16 Days in WA in the lead up to today’s launch and the full AFL squad will pull up their orange socks when they return to training.

The campaigns key messages can be found below:

  • Violence against anyone is unacceptable. We all have a responsibility to help stop the violence.
  • Stopping violence against women means promoting equality and respectful relationships, violence-free spaces and safer communities.
  • Breaking the cycle of family and domestic violence starts with respect for women.
  • Everyone has a part to play by calling out disrespectful behaviour in all areas of life.

Join us in starting the conversation on this important social issue, don’t be silent when you see violence.

For more information: https://16days.wa.gov.au/