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Good Night Out Vancouver was founded out of an awareness of the links between alcohol consumption and sexual aggression and initiated from community concerns that staff and patrons in Vancouver’s nightlife could benefit from education around how to recognize, interrupt and prevent sexual harassment and assault on nights out.

Good Night Out uses recent research on gendered violence, bystander intervention, and anti-oppressive techniques to create a variety of original educational tools, interventions and messaging aimed at reducing gendered and homophobic harassment and violence in our city’s arts, culture and entertainment scene. The work that Good Night Out has done in Vancouver has been presented on a local and international scale, with our team being looked to as experts in the field of violence against women.

The rationale is for a cultural shift to make Vancouver nightlife a safe environment for everyone. This campaign has emerged from community concerns and GNO Vancouver recognizes that unfortunately harassment does happen however our aim of having business sign up for GNO sends out a strong message to the community that when it does occur it will be dealt with appropriately.

Adapted from our venue “Safety Audit” checklist, we will train YOU (staff, security and management) on how best to handle and prevent harassment.

Find out more at goodnightoutvancouver.com

 

 

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