Bystander Intervention Workshops

Rise Above the Pack

YWCA Adelaide’s Bystander Intervention Workshops enables workplaces and community members to contribute to the prevention of violence against women and gender inequality.

YWCA Adelaide are running FREE community workshops in regional areas. Click here to view locations and dates.

Rise Above the Pack is a community safety campaign developed by YWCA Adelaide that aims to shift the conversation from victim blaming to perpetrator behaviour, and engage men and women to play a leadership role in creating safe and respectful communities. The campaign also places emphasis on drawing the link between gender inequality and violence against women.

In its effort to contribute to positive social change, Rise Above the Pack has a focus on positive bystander Pack Logo compintervention. Bystander Intervention Workshops have been developed and delivered to men and women in workplaces and community settings. They are:

  • Evidence based
  • Interactive & reflective
  • Delivered by male and female facilitator
  • Inclusive of Evaluation & Summary provided by YWCA Adelaide

These workshops empower participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to safely intervene in situations where the respect or safety of women is in question, and to challenge behaviours and attitudes that reinforce gender inequality.

YWCA Adelaide have delivered workshops to government departments as part of their White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation, as well as businesses, local councils and diverse community groups.

Download the flyer here for more information.

In November 2016 the Rise Above the Pack campaign received an Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award:

For more information about Rise Above the Pack, please visit our website at

To book a workshop, please contact or phone 8203 9400.