A Question of Consent

Earlier this month, a young woman named Saxon Mullins shared her story for the first time with the broadcaster’s Four Corners program. Her case is deeply disturbing and pushes most of us to ask some tough questions about the notion of consent. The facts of the case, undisputed by both parties, are distressing. Luke Lazarus took … More A Question of Consent

An anonymous donor pledges 10,000 to Think Prevent

An anonymous donor and business man recently pledged d $10,000 to the Think Prevent Violence Prevention Program to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence. The bystander intervention workshops and training, that were launched in 2015, target faith leaders and those of no religion Co- founder of Think Prevent, Dr Ree Boddé said  ” it’s deeply gratifying … More An anonymous donor pledges 10,000 to Think Prevent

Bystander Intervention Can Prevent Sexual Assault

Witnessing an uncomfortable situation where someone is being violated in some way can leave you feeling helpless even if you’re just a bystander. Turns out, if you see a dangerous or potentially dangerous situation, but you don’t know what to do or how to intervene, you are not alone. While this experience of being a … More Bystander Intervention Can Prevent Sexual Assault

From #Me Too to Men Too to prevent sexual violence

From the election of a US President whose negative commentary on women is no secret, to the outpouring of revelations about Harvey Weinstein and the subsequent #Me too campaign, reveals the ubiquity of sexual violence against women. It’s important however, that we don’t allow this to become a story about one or two bad guys … More From #Me Too to Men Too to prevent sexual violence

The Bystander Dilemma – How Legislation Can Help Bad Samaritans become Good

You notice that a female worker is being sexually harassed by her manager who makes suggestive comments and unwelcome sexual advances. You must decide to either help or ignore the situation. We’d all like to think that when we see something bad happening – a person being sexually harassed, for example, that we’d step forward … More The Bystander Dilemma – How Legislation Can Help Bad Samaritans become Good