Call out for stories on Bystander Intervention

YWCA Adelaide is collecting stories for a video project to highlight the importance of bystander intervention.

Have you ever intervened in a situation where someone was experiencing discrimination or harassment? Did you stand up for someone else? Or perhaps someone stepped in to support you? Did you wish you’d done something but weren’t sure what to do?

We are looking for a wide variety of stories, specifically related to the broader issue of violence against women. This therefore includes instances of sexism or sexual harassment, but also includes racism, homophobia, transphobia, religious discrimination and others. 

Instances may include:

  • Being an active bystander yourself (intervening or assisting in an instance of violence or discrimination)
  • Observing something happening but being unsure of what to do/watching the way other people responded or didn’t respond
  • Having someone else step in when you were experiencing harassment/violence/discrimination
  • challenging a friend about a sexist/racist joke, etc.
  • Talking to a mate about their views towards women/gender, etc.

You do not have to participate in the video: you can write your story anonymously or have your voice recorded.

If you would like to share your story, please fill in this survey (anonymously or with your contact details for recording purposes)


This project contributes to our work in the area of preventing violence against women.

🔹 To find out more about our Bystander Intervention Workshops (delivered in workplaces and community settings), click here.

🔹 To find out about our Respectful Relationships Education in schools, click here.

🔹 To find out more about our Rise Above the Pack campaign (creating awareness about women’s safety and perpetrator responsibility), click here.