A program of research that aims to improve our understanding of community and organisational capacity for bystander action to prevent violence against women in Victoria.
Download: Bystanders for Primary Prevention: a rapid review (PDF, 1 MB)
This literature review was produced for VicHealth by Deakin University. It focuses on the primary prevention of violence against women and family violence, and examines the intricacies of bystander behaviour.
Resource 1: More than ready: Bystander action to prevent violence against women in the Victorian community (Research highlights) (384 KB)
Resource 2: More than ready: Bystander action to prevent violence against women in the Victorian community (Research report) (950 KB)
Resource 3: The role of bystander knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in preventing violence against women (Technical report) (682 KB)
Resource 4: Review of bystander approaches in support of preventing violence against women (931 KB)
The VicHealth Bystander Research Project is the first of its kind in Australia. To date, the project has included an evidence review to identify research gaps in the field, followed by a state-wide survey to examine readiness for bystander action in the Victorian community.
The findings provide a sound evidence base to develop further programs that encourage pro-social bystander action to address the determinants of violence against women. The findings also point to future directions in research related to bystanders and health promotion.
To learn more, visit the Moving to Action gender equity resource.