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Bristol Zero Tolerance

a city free from gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation

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

INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Get information on local and national gender-based violence services and order resources to raise awareness about tackling gender-based violence locally

CAMPAIGNS

The Bristol Street Harassment Project

Get involved in our campaign to tackle street harassment locally and find out what you can do!

REPORT HARASSMENT

You can report harassment to the police as a gender/misogyny hate crime if you want to

Report
RESPOND SAFELY

Find out about creative responses to harassment if you feel safe to

Respond
BE AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER

Find out how you can be an active bystander if you witness harassment

Be active
ONLINE MAPPING

Record any incidents of street harassment to create a picture across the city

Record

Our Partners

Find out more about the organisations who have signed up and are taking action on gender-based violence locally.

PARTNERS

Find out about our work in the night time economy

We are working with businesses and partners across the night time economy in Bristol to address sexual harassment and assault and take a Zero Tolerance approach. 

VENUES

We work with a range of pubs, bars and clubs to raise awareness and take action

PROMOTERS

We work with promoters to ensure their nights are safer spaces for people to enjoy

TRAINING

We are working with Good Night Out to train venue staff to be able to provide support and challenge behaviour

Find out more
PARTNERS

We are working with a variety of partners to provide training and share best practice around this issue

Find 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.

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