Sexual Violence: Prevention

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The page begins by talking about bystanders and bystander intervention. It addresses the question: I do not want to be a bystander, what can I do?
Authors: The William and Mary Sexual Assault Services
This one page article talks about what an active bystander can do and what steps we can all take to be in active bystander in order to create a safer community.
Authors: Center for Women in Transition
The authors discuss the significance of the bystander role and review the challenges for bystanders in moving from a passive to an active stance.
Authors: Maureen Scully and Mary Rowe
Expanding the number of men and boys who take on action-oriented roles is one of the keys to ending gender-based violence. This section outlines four roles than men can take, including "taking action as a bystander."
Authors: Futures Without Violence
Updated 2009
This resource talks about bystanders and the power of bystanders. It also includes a bystander intervention playbook and other bystander intervention strategies.
Authors: Virginia Tech
Februrary 2005
This report offers an overview and evaluation of a bystander intervention program as well as implications and future directions for research in this area.
Authors: Victoria L. Banyard, Elizabethe G. Plante, and Mary M. Moynihan
Describes an approach that seeks to engage men as allies by creating campaign messages that validate men's hidden feelings and beliefs in order to foster an environment where speaking out against violence against women is socially acceptable.
Authors: Alan D. Berkowitz
Winter 2010
This Winter 2010 newsletter addresses the bystander intervention approach to sexual violence prevention.
Authors: Partners in Social Change / various authors
June 2011
This UK report sets out 15 innovative case studies of 'promising' prevention programs including workshops with boys in schools, drama groups, enabling girls at risk of gang violence to access decision makers, and training ‘bystanders’ to intervene to challenge the attitudes of their peers.
Authors: María Baños Smith
This guide is meant to aid SARCs and VA’s in leading conversations about bystander intervention and response to victims of sexual assault. This poster and discussion promote taking action by identifying red flags or problematic behavior and intervening before someone sexually assaults another service member.
Authors: Department of Defense