Bystanders have untapped power to disrupt the cultural norms and behaviors that promote and permit gender-based violence (GBV). What does it mean to be a positive bystander, especially in the #MeToo era? The IGWG’s GBV Task Force invites you to explore this question at an event dedicated to unpacking and understanding bystander approaches to reducing and preventing GBV. This exciting event will feature clips of the film, The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at Its Roots, as well as an interactive discussion with renowned experts on using the bystander approach to prevent GBV.
When: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Population Reference Bureau,1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 520, Washington, D.C., 20009
Released in 2018, The Bystander Moment is a powerful and timely documentary that explores the role of bystanders—especially friends, teammates, classmates, and co-workers—in perpetuating sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender violence.