YWCA Adelaide to deliver regional Bystander Workshops

Equipping Regional Communities to Prevent Violence Against Women

YWCA Adelaide are excited to announce a new regional violence prevention project made possible through a Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grant from the SA Attorney General’s Department.

The project ‘Equipping Regional Communities to Prevent Violence Against Women’, will build upon YWCA Adelaide’s award winning work in violence prevention, by expanding Bystander Intervention workshop delivery into regional communities and updating content to ensure cultural competency and localised context.

Bystander Intervention Workshops will equip men and women in regional communities with positive bystander intervention tools and strategies to foster safe and respectful environments in the workplace and the community. These free workshops aim to shift the conversation from victim blaming to perpetrator behaviour, and engage community members in creating gender equitable communities and reducing violence against women.

The project will be initially rolled out in the South East, Eyre Peninsula and Iron Triangle of South Australia. We look forward to working closely with each community to ensure the success of this project.

If you would like more information, or you are from a regional area and would like to connect with us on this project, please contact:

Jemma Taylor – Community Programs Managers

jemma.taylor@ywca.com.au 
8203 9400

For more information about Bystander Workshops and the Rise Above the Pack community safety campaign, visit riseabovethepack.com.au