05 May, 2011 Last updated: 21 Nov, 2014

Review of bystander approaches in support of preventing violence against women

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This review focuses on bystander action in relation to preventing violence against women. It outlines the theories relating to bystander behaviour and examines a range of programs that are designed to increase prosocial bystander action. The review also sets out principles for effective practice in this area, with a particular focus on the potential role of bystanders to influence peer cultures and social norms.