Bystanders Project: Final Comparative Paper

The Comparative Paper of the implementation and evaluation of the Speak Up/Out schools programme in four countries – England, Malta, Portugal and Slovenia.

April 8, 2019

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In 2014, the Fundamental Rights Agency found that sexual harassment (SH) was the most prevalent form of violence against girls and women, across the 28 EU member states.

A promising new approach to the prevention of SH focuses on young people as bystanders and invites them to notice and intervene in SH situations. The EU Bystanders Project involved teams in four EU countries to develop, implement and evaluate a schools programme intended to encourage active bystanding within the school environment and create a cultural shift within the school environment.

This is the Comparative Paper of the implementation and evaluation of the Speak Up/Out schools programme in four countries – England, Malta, Portugal and Slovenia.