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Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention is a philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. Bystander intervention aims at empowering each of us to be active in responding to and preventing sexual violence. This simply means having a willingness to take action when it’s needed. We all need to take action to change cultures that support and allow sexual violence to occur. Some bystander intervention techniques can involve a wide range of interventions from being direct to creating a distraction. This helps create spaces where everyone is safe and respected.