Intervening doesn’t mean putting yourself in danger.
Here are some helpful pointers on how you can safely stand up to violence against women when a situation has crossed the line:
Be prepared to listen
Tell the person you’re there to listen, that you believe them, and that it’s not their fault.
Refer someone to support
If you know that someone is experiencing violence let them know that there is support available, and it is ok to get the support.
There’s safety in numbers. If you see violence, ask someone nearby to support you in safely intervening.
Call emergency services
If you see men’s violence against women happening, call 000.
Standby those who speak out
If someone you know is calling out a sexist joke, back them up.