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Who Are You?

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New Zealand
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Trigger Warning: This video shows a fictional scenario leading up to a rape. It does not show the rape itself, but may be triggering to some people.Please take this into consideration before viewing the film.    

Initiated and launched in Wellington, New Zealand, this ground-breaking multi-media campaign is a collaborative effort from TÅ« Pakari Ora – Sexual Assault Assessment and Treatment Service, Sexual Abuse Prevention Network, Wellington Sexual Health, Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation, Radio Network Wellington, Hutt Rape Counselling Network, Wellington Police, Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care and Regional Public Health.

The Who Are You? Toolkit  was developed and designed by the Who Are You? Steering Committee, comprised of:

  • Sexual Abuse Prevention Network, Wellington New Zealand
  • Wellington Sexual Health and Sexual Assault Services
  • Wellington HELP Foundation
  • The Radio Network, WellingtonWho Are You? is a free toolkit that uses group exercises and a short film to educate young people about the prevention of sexual violence and ethical sexual decision making.

    The toolkit can be used by educators to facilitate group sessions that are fun and interactive, and build skills in children and young people. It is easy to use and can be adapted for different age groups or learning abilities.

    This toolkit works well alongside health classes for year ten, or as part of citizenship, sexual health and anti-bullying curriculum. This is suitable for over 15’s.

    In New Zealand, it is estimated that 1 in 4 females and 1 in 8 males are likely to experience sexual violence or abuse in their lifetimes (NZ National Survey of Crime Victims, MoJ, 2004 and Fanslow, 2007). Offenders are most often known to the victim, and the events leading up to the assault are often witnessed by others. Sexual violence can often be prevented if someone does something…however small.

    Most of us want help if we are in an unsafe situation. But most of us aren’t sure how to step in and help others, even when it’s happening right in front of us.

    The ‘Who Are You’ campaign focuses on what each and every one of us can do to stop a possible sexual assault from happening.

    It asks us all:

    • What if we looked after each other?
    • What if we became ‘ethical’ bystanders?
    • What if we took action that could help keep others safe?

    Being an ethical bystander is all about doing little things, long before we get to the point of harm. Sexual violence can have an enormous impact on people’s lives – not just the victims, but their families, partners and friends. This project asks us to consider “Who am I” and what would I do? It offers ideas about actions we can all take which will help keep everyone safe. 

    It’s not about being a hero or putting yourself at risk, but it is about preventing sexual violence.

    The theme of this campaign and short film was informed by Professor Moira Carmody’s (University of Western Sydney, Australia) research and the resulting Sex & Ethics: The sexual ethics education program for young people (2009) Palgrave Macmillan, Melbourne, which focuses on sexual violence prevention using ethical decision making strategies and the concept of bystander intervention.



The best short film on bystander intervention I have ever seen! Thank you for this incredible tool.

— Jill Shames - (verified owner) – November 12, 2014

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