Literature Review

This literature review about primary prevention programs on sexual harassment was undertaken to inform the development of a bystanders program for high school students and teachers.

The first section focuses on sexual harassment as a form of gender based violence and outlines its consequences.

The second section is a review of the literature on primary prevention work with a particular focus on work to prevent sexual violence and sexual harassment in schools.

We then present an overview of existing bystander intervention programs, analysing six programmes on sexual violence and developing a table which identifies their main characteristics.

Finally, we focus on pedagogy and how this might shape our intervention.