Everyday Conversations: Becoming an Active Bystander

Everyday Conversations: Becoming an Active Bystander

Lead Organisation

Zonta House Refuge Association Inc.


No to Violence

Region of Project

Perth metropolitan – online and face-to-face delivery options

Target Group

Corporate leadership and HR staff in corporate, government and non-government agencies, and community groups/organisations.

Funded by

Self-funded within organisation


Pauline Thomas, Training Co-ordinator

Project overview

Everyday Conversations training comprises two key elements focused on the prevention of family violence and violence against women. Firstly, the training explores foundational understandings of gendered drivers, and how these drivers underpin violence supportive attitudes, beliefs and actions. Secondly, the training is delivered using respectful and non-shaming learning approaches to encourage participants to explore and develop insight, as well as gain some tools and tips in bystander approaches and activities.

Duration of initiative

Ongoing workshops as part of Zonta House Refuge Association’s Empowerment Through Education program.


Pre and Post workshop surveys are conducted and collated for internal and funding reporting purposes.

Project process

Organisations wishing to provide this primary prevention training to their leadership teams can contact Zonta House Refuge Association via email or by completing the Workshop Enquiry form on the website. The training will teach participants about the underlying gendered drivers of FDV and support participants to ‘interrupt’ conversations that may reinforce these drivers.

Project achievement and successes

Feedback from participants has been positive.

Issues and challenges during this project

– Reaching the target audience
– Moving from face-to-face to online delivery

Advice for others doing this type of work

Stick at it!


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