Workshop: How To Be An Active Bystander

Witnessed violence but didn’t know how to react? We all have the capacity to be someone who does something in the face of inequality in all of its forms.

As we emerge back into public spaces, join us for a workshop about the role of the bystander in preventing violence before it occurs and/or calling out behaviour that is problematic in safe and respectful ways.

We will discuss:

  • Leaning into our personal leadership
  • Who is a bystander?
  • How can you be someone who does something?
  • Our collective pledge to be the change

The workshop is a repeat of the workshop from WOW 2021 and will take place as a Zoom Webinar. If you attended back in March, you’re very welcome to book again.

This event will be Live Captioned by Stagetext. BSL Interpretation is available upon request. If you require this service, please email access@thewowfoundation.com and we will do our best to accommodate, subject to availability.

MATE is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of violence and problematic behaviour.

The bystander approach focuses not on the perpetrator or victim of violence rather, what we can all do to prevent violence in our homes, workplaces, schools and communities.

Brought to you by WOW Australia in partnership with the MATE Program Griffith University Queensland.

This event is part of WOW UK 2021 Revisited - a very special digital programme offering people worldwide a second chance to explore some of WOW’s International Women’s Day Programme of groundbreaking In Conversations and interactive workshops. There’s everything from mental health to activism during Covid, and from being a grandmother to being an artist in a pandemic (or both!). Find out about The WOW Foundation and its work year-round to fight gender inequality here.