Information for Bystanders

If you are looking to educate yourself on supporting a survivor of sexual and/or gender-based violence, use the information immediately below to gather more information, or the list of instructional resources in the grid further down on this page to learn more about what you can do in terms of action. 

The information in the links to the four resources below may be triggering for some. These articles mention specific forms of sexual and gender-based violence. Please exercise your discretion while using these resources.

Terminology relating to Sexual and Gender-based Violence (Read)

Forms of Sexual and Gender-based Violence (Read)

Understanding Consent (Read)

Myths and Realities about Sexual and Gender-based Violence (Read)