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Stand by Her

Tackling Sexual Harassment

Mobilising bystanders. Tackling sexual harassment.

Stand by Her empowers people by developing their knowledge, skills and confidence in tackling sexual harassment. It is a unique approach that uses a bystander intervention model in tackling misogyny happening in public spaces and at work. It builds on our Stand by Me programme, which tackles hate crime using bystander interventions.
Stand by Her is currently being piloted in partnership with Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd (NWAL) in Bassetlaw, North Nottinghamshire as women in rural settings often have less access to support services than women in the cities. This disparity suggests that misogyny is more likely to be unreported and unaddressed.

How it works

We teach men and women what misogyny hate crime is and how to intervene when witnessing sexual harassment and equip them with our resources. This information gets cascaded to others through our leaflets, ensuring a broader impact.
tackling sexual harassment Stand by Her project Communities Inc training

Our Aims


Increase the awareness of sexual harassment and how to disrupt it.

Influence Statistics

Increase reports of misogyny related incidents to the police.


Provide support or information
about available support to victims.

Change the Tone

Send messages that misogyny is not acceptable.
tackling sexual harassment Stand by Her project Communities Inc training
tackling sexual harassment Stand by Her project Communities Inc training

Safe actions you can take to tackle sexual harassment. 

1. Watch, be a witness. Don’t turn away as it gives the message to the offender that their behaviour is normal and acceptable.

2. Observe and pay attention to what is happening, the description of the offender, where you are, what time it is,  so that you have the best information when you report it.
 1. Inform security, staff or other people that might be able to help. You can also ask other people nearby for help to intervene.

2. Once you are in a safe space, you can then report the incident as a witness directly to the Police. In case of an emergency, always call 999.

Speak with the victim if possible, even if it's after the incident.

- Check if the victim is OK.
- Ask if they need you to call anyone.
- Let them know of support services available.

Want to know more?

If you like the sound of the project and would like to know more, please get in touch with us.

Delivered in partnership with:

Funded by:

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