A VicHealth report about the effectiveness of using bystander intervention to prevent violence against women was recently released. The report found that intimate partner violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in Victorian women aged 15 to 44 years, contributing more to ill health in this age group than other well-known risk factors such as smoking and obesity. The report contains a call to action, asking people to intervene when they see sexism unfold in order to support gender equality and prevent gender based violence. (Click here to learn more.)