Active Bystander

Across three and a half hours, learners in this training will build their confidence, capacity and understanding of what it means to stand up and call out disrespectful behaviours, everyday sexism and behaviours that lead to violence against women. 

What the training aims to do? 

  • Build learners knowledge and understanding of what it means to be an active bystander 
  • Provide learners with the opportunity   to understand the drivers of family violence and violence against women and the role that gender equality plays in reducing violence against women 
  • Develop knowledge and confidence so that participants know how to be an active bystander in their community and workplace 

Drawing upon the range of concepts and evidence around active bystander behavior, this program seeks to build upon learners own experience of recognizing poor anti-social behaviours and, from a strengths based perspective, build understanding of what tools can be used to challenge any form of discrimination, harassment and bullying.   This program seeks to create a strong framework and foundation of what drives poor behaviours against women, and what creates barriers to equitable workplaces and communities. It also unpacks concepts of resistance to change and gender equality. 

Who should attend?

This training is designed to be suitable for all learners from a range of settings, workplaces and communities. Scenarios for practice and capability building can be customized depending upon the needs of the participants. 

This session can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your community and/or organisation. Please contact the WHISE Health Promotion Team to have a conversation about where this can provide support to your organisation and community today.