Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Lorraine D.

Faculty Advisor

Ottmar, Erin R

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


Rates of gendered violence are high in the Australian city of Hume. To help create a shift in generational attitudes towards this problem, we worked with Good People Act Now (GPAN) to create educational materials on this subject, targeting local youth. We researched effective strategies for anti-violence programs, and we chose interactive performance, developing a script on how texting can be used to inflict violence against women. These materials were presented at community events; audience feedback was collected to improve the presentation and to inform a future video production. Additionally, recruitment materials were created and a website updated to disseminate the materials and increase GPAN membership.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies