What is Bristol Zero Tolerance?
Bristol Zero Tolerance is a gender-based violence prevention project run by Bristol Women’s Voice. It is an overarching initiative working towards Bristol becoming a city free from gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation.
Since October 2015 the Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative has worked tirelessly to address gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation in Bristol from a prevention perspective.
Some of our achievements include:
– Bringing in a new gender/misogyny hate crime category in Avon and Somerset
– Working with over 100 local employers to provide training around domestic abuse and create more supportive work environments
– Campaigning so that domestic abuse survivors have priority housing
– Developing a toolkit on responding to street harassment including being an active bystander
– Working with local venues and promoters in the night time economy to address sexual harassment and assault
– Developing training for local women on street harassment and self-defence
– Running conferences on domestic abuse and stalking; working with men and boys to tackle gender-based violence; the impact of gender-based violence on disabled people; and a gender-based violence film festival
– Feeding in to local strategy and development to ensure that gender-based violence prevention issues are included.
Unfortunately, we have been unable to secure enough funding to continue the project in the current format, therefore, from October 2019 the initiative will only run through limited activities delivered by Bristol Women’s Voice.
Bristol Women’s Voice look forward to continuing to work towards Bristol becoming a Zero Tolerance City and making sure that everyone can feel safe and empowered in their work and life.
TAKE ACTION AS AN ORGANISATION
Your business or organisation can sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance and take action to support your staff and service users or customers
TAKE ACTION AS AN INDIVIDUAL
As an individual you can support our Street Harassment campaign and get involved to address gender-based violence at a local, national and international level
You can report harassment to the police as a gender/misogyny hate crime if you want toReport
Find out about creative responses to harassment if you feel safe toRespond
BE AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER
Find out how you can be an active bystander if you witness harassmentBe active
Record any incidents of street harassment to create a picture across the cityRecord
We work with a range of pubs, bars and clubs to raise awareness and take action
We work with promoters to ensure their nights are safer spaces for people to enjoy
We are working with Good Night Out to train venue staff to be able to provide support and challenge behaviourFind out more
We are working with a variety of partners to provide training and share best practice around this issueFind out more
Read our blog
Find out more about our partners and read guest blogs on gender-based violence issues from experts working on these issues and our amazing volunteer bloggers.
Contact Bristol Zero Tolerance to find out more about how to get involved and sign up to our newsletter to stay in touch.