La Trobe University has an unwavering commitment to the prevention of sexual harm and gender-based violence. Each of us has a role to play in preventing and responding to everyday sexism, violence against women, and sexual harm. Our actions as bystanders can help shape and foster a more equal, inclusive and safe learning and working environment for everyone.
We may face both barriers and factors that enable us to be an active bystander. For example, the lack of knowledge on sexual harassment or bullying may be a barrier to noticing that an incident of sexual harm occurred or that intervention is required. Our lack of knowledge of what to do when we witness a situation may be a barrier to deciding how to help.
We are inviting you, our students, to participate in our Bystander Intervention Training. The training will assist participants in understanding the drivers of sexual harm and gender-based violence and how to intervene in a variety of situations safely.
The information contained throughout this program should help you overcome some of these barriers, and help you share your knowledge with others.
UPDATE: The original session planned for 28 July 2021 has been cancelled due to the extended COVID lockdown. We’ll provide more information when a new session has been set.
If you have any questions or require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: other campus training is in planning stages and will be advertised through My La Trobe channels when available.