Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West (WHWBSW) are partnering with the best night life venues in Geelong during the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence to raise awareness of common forms of sexual harassment experienced in venues.
Unfortunately, unwanted sexual behaviour is becoming a normal part of a night out for women, with many reporting they experience anything from inappropriate comments to groping and sexual assault. ‘Stand Up- Don’t Stand By,’ wants to change this and aims to encourage patrons to ‘Stand Up’ for a friend or stranger when they are faced with verbal or sexual harassment instead of ‘Stand By’ and do nothing.
Venues will be displaying awareness raising posters during the 16 Days of Activism from November 25 and sharing ways to be an active bystander on via social media and flyers.
For more information on this project, contact Felicity at firstname.lastname@example.org