Five Steps Toward Taking Action

  1. Notice the event along a continuum of actions
  2. Consider whether the situation demands your action
  3. Decide if you have a responsibility to act
  4. Choose what form of assistance to use
  5. Understand how to implement the choice safely

adapted from Alan Berkowitz Bystander Intervention Model

Benefits of Bystander Intervention to Victimization

Discourages victim blaming

  • Breaking the silence around gender violence is a critical strategy in prevention

Offers the chance to change social norms

  • With more bystander intervention, society’s collective responsibility takes on a new role

Shifts responsibility to men and women

  • Violence affects everyone
Today at Drake
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
University News
October 27, 2016
Indian scholar and environmental activist Vandana Shiva will discuss the impact of chemically-intensive agriculture and genetically modified organisms during a free public lecture next month at Drake University.