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Bristol Zero Tolerance in the news

Spoke on BBC Radio Bristol Drive Time show on September 4th 2018 ahead of vote on making gender/misogyny a nationally recognised hate crime.

Bristol Zero Tolerance included as a case study in the ‘Promising Practices for Health and Wellbeing at Work’ report from RAND Corporation Europe and Public Health England in July 2018.

Spoke on Ujima Radio Women’s Outlook on June 6th 2018 about Bristol Coercive Control Conference.

Interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol Drivetime on February 20th 2018 in relation to call to make upskirting a criminal offence.

Information on the initiative on Healthwatch Bristol website on December 19th 2017.

Spoke on Ujima Radio on December 6th 2017 about street harassment report, fundraising appeal and Reclaim the Night.

Article in The Bristol Cable on December 11th 2017 about urgent appeal and why supporting prevention work is so vital.

Spoke about sexism and sexual harassment on the John Darvall show on BBC Radio Bristol on November 29th 2017.

Article on the Bristol Zero Tolerance appeal in Bristol 24/7 on 29th November 2017.

Interviewed on Sam FM Bristol on 28th November 2017 about our work and fundraising appeal.

Interviewed by ITV West Country News on 27th October 2017 for National Hate Crime Awareness Week about The Bristol Street Harassment Project.

Spoke on UBTV on November 26th 2017 as part of Reclaim Bristol 2017 about our work on street harassment and sexual harassment in the night time economy.

Article on fundraising appeal on ITV West Country News website in November 2017.

Asked a question on BBC Radio Bristol John Darvall show on 9th November 2017 to Avon and Somerset Police Chief Andy Marsh about implementation of gender hate crime category and got a positive response.

The Bristol Street Harassment Project videos and Toolkit shared on the Bristol Post October 24th 2017.

The Bristol Street Harassment Project was included as part of a Sky News feature on sexual harassment on October 24th 2017.

Spoke on Ujima Radio Women’s Outlook show on October 20th 2017 about street harassment and the introduction of the new gender/misogyny hate crime category.

Interviewed on Made in Bristol TV The Crunch: The Week on October 19th 2017 alongside Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens about introducing the gender/misogyny hate crime category in Avon and Somerset.

Involved in 5 News report on street harassment and the introduction of the new gender/misogyny hate crime category in Avon and Somerset in October 2017.

Bristol 24/7 report on the new hate crime category and The Bristol Street Harassment Project survey data on October 16th 2017.

The Bristol Post reported on the launch of the new gender hate crime category in Avon and Somerset on October 16th 2017 and the work of the Bristol Street Harassment Project and local women to get the change.

Spoke on ShoutOut Radio at BCfm on September 7th 2017 about workshops for LGBT+ groups to raise awareness about gender-based violence and improving support.

 

Bristol Zero Tolerance included in This is Not An Excuse campaign from Avon and Somerset Police on sexual harassment and assault in the night time economy in July 2017.

 

Article on The Bristol Street Harassment Project in The Bristol Post on August 17th 2017.

Article about the initiative in 365 Bristol on 20th June 2017.

Spoke on Ujima Radio on June 28th 2017 about our work.

Included as a case study on the Stop Street Harassment blog on 28th April 2017.

Interviewed on ITV West Country News about sexual assault in student populations on May 25th 2017 following the Revolt Sexual Assault campaign run by Bristol University students.

Interviewed on Ujima Radio Women’s Outlook programme on March 15th

2017 to talk about Making Respectful Men conference and street harassment campaign.

Street harassment campaign included in local online magazine The Mead on April 4th 2017.

Spoke on the BBC Radio Bristol Drive Time show on January 4th 2017 about why using gender stereotypes in advertising is problematic.

Interviewed live on ITV West Country News and by The Bristol Post at the protest against Floyd Mayweather on March 8th 2017.

The Bristol Street Harassment Project Call Out Cards were included in the Winter 2016 edition of Up Our Street.

Interview with Heart West News about the Call Out Cards on October 16th 2016.

Interview on Ujima Radio Women’s Outlook programme on December

21st 2016 about the Council consultation to prioritise housing for

women experiencing domestic abuse.

Film Fest advertised on Police and Crime Commissioner’s blog on September 20th 2016.

Advertised the Film Fest on One Love Breakfast Show on BCfm on September 26th 2016.

Our response to Cllr Eddy was featured by Bristol 24/7 both online

and in print in July 2016.

Film Fest advertised in South Bristol Voice on September 6th 2016.

Spoke about street harassment as a form of hate crime on the John Darvall show on BBC Radio Bristol on 14th July 2016.

Spoke about consent workshops in schools and street harassment as a form of hate crime with SARI on Ujima Radio Women’s Outlook show on July 20th 2016.

Statement to Avon and Somerset Police July 2016.

Bristol Zero Tolerance and Bristol Women’s Voice are concerned about a sexual consent workshop given by Avon and Somerset Police at North Bristol Post 16 Centre on July 5th 2016 which included an out-of-date resource with the title ‘R U Asking For It’. This feeds into a culture of victim blaming and is completely inappropriate in light of the This is Not An Excuse campaign also run by the Police.

We have been pleased that the young women who received the workshop were able to have their voices and objections heard on the day and through social media and it is also encouraging that the story has been raised by local and national media as a serious issue – For example in The Bristol Post,  BBC BristolThe Huffington Post, and The Evening Standard.

We are also pleased that North Bristol Post 16 Centre immediately handled the situation proactively and in a timely manner. They gave the students time to ask challenging questions in order to share a positive dialogue around the issue and they met with the Police officers immediately following their session to provide feedback and express concern. You can read their statement in full here.

Avon and Somerset Police have also been proactive in their response and have dealt with the incident in a timely manner. As Avon and Somerset Police are signatories to Bristol Zero Tolerance we are working alongside them to see how they can take positive action in relation to this including training for staff and awareness about both This Is Not An Excuse and Bristol Zero Tolerance.

This incident highlights how important accurate messages about consent and healthy relationships are and how all schools must ensure that these are presented to young people through appropriate activities and well trained speakers. We are pleased to be working with the Bristol Ideal to encourage more schools to include consent and healthy relationships programmes in their curriculum and to ensure that young people are able to feel confident and informed about relationships, consent and gender-based violence issues.

Picture on Twitter from @EloiseMainstone who attended the workshop

Spoke on Ujima Radio on March 30th 2016 about sexism at work and street harassment.

Spoke on Ujima Radio on April 7th 2016 alongside SARSAS and Mehala Osborne about the domestic abuse and housing campaign.

Full page advert in Bristol 24/7 for International Women’s Day 2016.

Signing up to Bristol Zero Tolerance included in March 2016 Ethical Property newsletter to all tenants.

Article in Bristol University Feminist Society Magazine ‘That’s What She Said’ in February 2016.

Bristol Zero Tolerance was featured in Business West’s Jan/Feb 2016 edition of Insight magazine.

On November 26th 2015, Bristol South MP Karin Smyth spoke to Government Ministers in the House of Commons about the work being done by Bristol Zero Tolerance.

Quoted in The Bristol Cable article on sexual harassment in the workplace in January 2016.

An Article on Bristol Zero Tolerance was included in Voscur’s New Year 2015 Thrive magazine.

On November 20th 2015 the Mayor, George Ferguson, spoke about Bristol Zero Tolerance in his annual State of the City address:

Driven by the Women’s Commission with great support from both the council and our two universities the ‘Zero Tolerance’ campaign has launched a campaign that we should all get behind to say that as a city, as a community, we shall not tolerate any form of gender-based violence. 

 I am delighted that we have the Police, our Universities, First Bus, the City of Bristol College, Bristol Post, Business West and many others all signed up to the campaign. This is having a real impact across the city.”

Bristol Zero Tolerance were interviewed and included in the Made in Bristol TV programme The 9 on November 23rd 2015.

Article in South West Business on December 13th 2015.

The launch of the Bristol Zero Tolerance website was mentioned in the Bristol Post on November 25th 2015 and on the Lighthouse website.

Article on Bristol Zero Tolerance and the Council’s Friends and Family campaign in the Bristol Post on November 18th 2015 following the first stencils being sprayed around the city.