Bystander Approach Conference

The Bystander Approach conference took place on Tuesday, 28 June 2022 at Parliament Buildings in the Stormont Estate. The Hybrid event was well attended with nearly 300 people both in person and online.

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The aim of the conference was to help attendees from across all sectors to better understand how we all can be ‘active bystanders’ to help deal with situations where women and girls are being subject to abuse of any kind.

The conference featured global and local experts and practitioners in the work of the Bystander Approach and Training. They shared best practice and explained how everyone has a role to play in dealing with this society-wide issue.

The conference was the conclusion of two days of sector specific events, where speakers Dr Jackson Katz, Prof Louise Crowley and Graham Goulden introduced the Bystander practice to key representatives in both the sports and education arenas.

You can find out more on the bystander approach via the link below:

More information on those who spoke at the event can be found via the link below:

Photogallery from the conference

Dr Jackson Katz gave the keynote speech on the use of the Bystanders Approach to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
Dr Jackson Katz gave the keynote speech on the use of the Bystanders Approach to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Young advocates, Katie Mallon, Kurtis McDonald and Leona Brownlee with Anne Porter- Anderson of Co-operation Ireland, presented their video from the Share2BAware campaign.
Young advocates, Katie Mallon, Kurtis McDonald and Leona Brownlee with Anne Porter- Anderson of Co-operation Ireland, presented their video from the Share2BAware campaign.

L-R, Professor Louise Crowley, University College Cork, Dr Jackson Katz, co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) programme, Minister Deirdre Hargey, Head of Civil Service Jayne Brady and Graham Goulden, Cultivating Minds UK.
L-R, Professor Louise Crowley, University College Cork, Dr Jackson Katz, co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) programme, Minister Deirdre Hargey, Head of Civil Service Jayne Brady and Graham Goulden, Cultivating Minds UK.
Professor Louise Crowley addresses the room on developing a Bystander Intervention programme at UCC, which educates and empowers staff and students to challenge the normalisation of sexual abuse and to recognise their role as pro-social bystanders.
Professor Louise Crowley addresses the room on developing a Bystander Intervention programme at UCC, which educates and empowers staff and students to challenge the normalisation of sexual abuse and to recognise their role as pro-social bystanders.
Panel discussion L-R, Professor Louise Crowley, UCC, Elaine Crory, Raise Your Voice, Kelly Andrews, Women’s Aid, Dr Jackson Katz MVP and Claire Archbold, Director, Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.
Panel discussion L-R, Professor Louise Crowley, UCC, Elaine Crory, Raise Your Voice, Kelly Andrews, Women’s Aid, Dr Jackson Katz MVP and Claire Archbold, Director, Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.
On display was of some of the beautiful artwork created by women accessing Women’s Aid services as part of their ’Hear Her Voice’ project.
On display was of some of the beautiful artwork created by women accessing Women’s Aid services as part of their ’Hear Her Voice’ project.

(Pictured left to right: Claire Archbold Director, Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, Professor Louise Crowley, University College Cork, Dr Jackson Katz, co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention, Minister Deirdre Hargey, Head of the Civil Service Jayne Brady, Graham Goulden, Cultivating Minds UK and Geraldine Fee, Deputy Director, Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.)

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