Learn how to call it out

A training course in November and December will provide the opportunity for you to learn more about your role in and the actions you can take to call out disrespect and inequality.


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Active Bystander training is a two-and-a-half-hour course designed to equip CFA people with the skills and confidence to identify and respond to instances of gender inequality and behaviour that both disrespects women and condones violence against women. 

It is being made available as part of CFA’s involvement in 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence - an annual international campaign which runs from 25 November to 10 December.

There are two dates available, with registration essential as places are limited. The course will be facilitated online by Women’s Health East who first delivered the training to a group of CFA staff and volunteers in 2019.

“The tools learned in the active bystander training can be used to challenge any form of discrimination, harassment or bullying,” Inclusion and Fairness Coordinator Terri Wright said.

“They are designed to reinforce healthy, respectful behaviours and focus on what people in the workplace and communities can do to make a difference.

“The feedback we received from those who attended our first training session was overwhelmingly positive and it’s fantastic that we can now offer this training more broadly.

“Participants indicated they felt more confident to call out inappropriate behaviour thanks to having a raised awareness of what they can do in different situations if they feel comfortable and safe.”

To register to attend either training session email the Inclusion and Fairness team with your details and preference of either 10am-12.30pm, Tuesday 24 November or 7pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 8 December.

For more information on Inclusion and Fairness at CFA visit Members Online.

Author: Shaunnagh O'Loughlin