This tool provides you with tangible ways of intervening when you witness sexual violence. In the form of an activity sheet, it puts forward the 5D’s of witness intervention and lets you explore them in different scenarios.
This exercise is aimed at those who work with young people. It takes between 65 and 70 minutes, and it is divided into 4 parts. An ice-breaking activity is offered in the first half. This is followed by a presentation of the 5Ds, with definitions and examples of interventions. The rest of the exercise is a series of scenarios with pauses for discussion and reflection.
The document contains 12 pages. The first two appendices include definitions of the 5Ds and scenario examples. The third appendix provides additional video and written content.
The YWCA expertise
For many years, the YWCA Montreal has been creating tools for youth workers to help them prevent violence and reduce social and gender inequalities. This exercise was created with funding from the Secrétariat à la condition féminine du Québec.