Evaluation of the Birmingham Good Night Out Campaign
The Good Night Out Campaign (GNOC) was developed for licenced premises and aims to support those who work in nightlife settings to better understand, respond to and prevent sexual violence (www.goodnightoutcampaign.org). In 2019, GNOC facilitators (Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid) worked with eight nightlife venues to engage them in the GNOC, providing guidance on preventing and responding to sexual violence, training over 70 nightlife workers, and distributing materials to display in venues to raise awareness of the GNOC and encourage nightlife patrons to report sexual violence. This report provides a summary of an evaluation of the training programme. This study adds to the developing evidence on the impact of sexual violence awareness raising and bystander programmes implemented in nightlife settings. The GNOC training programme is associated with: improvements in knowledge; and, greater readiness and confidence to intervene in sexual violence, amongst nightlife workers in Birmingham. Further evaluation is needed to identify impacts on the prevalence of sexual violence in nightlife settings.