This tip sheet explains why bystander intervention is important and includes strategies on how to intervene. 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing federal labor laws that prohibit workplace discrimination, released findings from a year-long look into harassment in the workplace. This report covers the key findings of the EEOC's study.

Stop Street Harassment released this national report discussing research into the prevalence and experience of street harassment by both women and men. The majority of women experience street harassment. Many men who experience street harassment in the form of homophobic or transphobic slurs.

Access the Full Report, Executive Summary, and Press Release.

This is the 2013 report from the Department of Defense on the number of substantiated incidents of sexual harassment in the U.S. military. The DoD 2012 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Service Members found that many service members who reported sexual assaults also reported that the perpetrators sexually harassed them before the assault.

Read the report.

This toolkit provides information on legal rights and repurcussions for street harassment. It is meant to help guide informed decision-making when responding to this form of sexual violence. It is also available as a PDF.

This report examines the role of workplaces, and men in workplaces in particular, in preventing men’s violence against women. It highlights the need for preventative measures oriented to changing the social and structural conditions at the root of this violence, including through settings such as workplaces.

The 2013 Fall & Winter edition of The Resource includes articles on sexual violence in the military, complete with an interview with Air Force Maj. Gen. Sharon K. G. Dunbar; a youth board from Detroit and what it does to connect with peers; how the profeminist men’s movement was started and what it stands for; Ohio’s push to investigate formerly untested sexual assault kits; and how ancestral teachings are used to form prevention plans in indigenous communities. See what teenagers said when asked, “What are you doing to make your world a safer place?” View the features of the recently released Hollaback! app – then, if you wish, download it free of charge. Learn about how the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence reacted to headline news cases in its backyard, and see what the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault has done to incorporate prevention evaluation in its work.

 This guide uses original stories to help show how people’s overlapping identities affect their experience of street harassment.

This document provides an overview of bystander intervention, including key features and successful bystander education prevention programs. It also provides information on how preventionists and advocates can get involved in bystander intervention work.  

This overview is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Packet. View the full packet or other publications included in this packet.

This research brief is for advocates and preventionists to use in their work to create, implement, and improve bystander intervention programming in their communities. The research reviewed in this brief provides insight into the mobilization of bystander behavior. Each study includes an application section, which provides advocates and preventionists information about how they can use this study in their work.

This reserach brief is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Packet. View the full packet or other publications included in this packet.

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