The training is designed to equip you with the skills and strategies to safely intervene when someone is being discriminated against, harassed, or made to feel uncomfortable, either online or in person. It will help you gain a deeper understanding of gender-based and sexual violence (GBSV), increase your knowledge of types of gendered violence, sexual violence, and consent, and begin to build capacities for intervening in GBSV via learning about the bystander model.
- Be able to define and identify types of unacceptable norms and behaviors that sustain or perpetuate sexual and gender-based violence
- Gain an understanding of the role and responsibility of a bystander
- Enhance their skills in identifying risky and harmful situations where a bystander intervention may be appropriate
- Have the opportunity to work through the bystander decision-making model.
- Identify safe and effective strategies of intervention
- Increase their empathy for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence
- Gain knowledge of resources that are available to support bystanders and those who have been affected by sexual and gender-based violence
This session is presented by Interval House Hamilton and hosted by the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.
Interval House of Hamilton is a non-profit shelter for women and children fleeing relationship violence/abuse. In addition to being an emergency shelter program, they also run community-based programs through a gender, intersectional, and inclusive evidence-based analysis.