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Being an Active Bystander to Prevent Violence Against Women

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Event Information
When: July 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Time: 10:00 am — 1:00 pm
Where: Women’s Health Victoria
Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne  3000  Google Map
Event Website: Click Here

This three-hour active bystander training supports participants to speak up when confronted with everyday sexism and sexual harassment, and as well as a range of behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise violence against women.

This training takes participants through the causes, prevalence and impact of domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women. Participants are provided with bystander tools to build the skills and confidence to take a stand and speak out against violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours.

Workshop Facilitators

  • Jason Rostant has worked in a variety of policy, education and direct service delivery roles in government and NGO settings for 25 years focused on a range of vulnerable communities. His specialist interests include models of community development and engagement, consumer-led practice and capacity building for right-based practice and advocacy. Jason is a skilled facilitator who has delivered Take a Stand,Bystander action training, for Women’s Health Victoria since 2016.
  • Megan Bugden is the health promotion officer and training coordinator at Women’s Health Victoria, and is responsible for the design and delivery of WHV’s professional development programs.


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