Prevention & Response Programs are underway at Wittenberg!
Wednesday, February 1st 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm Bystander Intervention Training 105 Shouvlin
-Scheduled by Wittenberg Football
A clear role has been defined for bystanders in preventing violence against women. Bystanders can intervene against the coercive behavior of others as well as in response to the different elements of rape culture that support such violence. The role of bystanders is especially important given research suggesting that the majority of assaults are committed by a minority of men, and that the silent majority of men and women can intervene to prevent abuse by the coercive minority. The role of mis-perceived norms has also been highlighted as an important component of rape culture which inhibits men and women from intervening and which allows male perpetrators to justify their behavior. Thus, bystander intervention and norms correction are two essential components of effective rape prevention. A model rape prevention program that integrates these elements and which has been shown to reduce assaults is presented. *the theory and application is relevant across all types of violence