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Understanding Victims of Revenge Porn

By Rebecca Sharp What thoughts come to mind when someone mentions the words ‘revenge porn’? In our experience, statements like “they shouldn’t have taken the picture in the first place”, “it’ll never happen to me” or “they should just be proud of their body” come to mind for many. Unfortunately, those two small words, ‘revenge’…
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Challenging sexual harassment in bars and clubs

By Drinkaware In light of recent events in Hollywood there has been a lot of discussion about the culture of sexual harassment: what people knew about, what people overlooked, or what they were unable to challenge. Since then, it’s been clear that this behaviour is not isolated to just Hollywood with many women experiencing sexual…
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Turning Pain into Power

By Gabriella Wood **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Domestic violence is a prevalent issue, with concerning high statistics on how many individuals are affected. There is no reliable data on the prevalence of domestic abuse but the Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) offers the best…
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Why is Gender-Based Violence a Workplace Issue?

By Laura Reynolds The year of 2017 began with the UK’s Office for National Statistics reporting the highest female employment rates since the records began in 1971. Yet it is all too soon to put down our placards. Unfortunately for many women, the workplace represents an additional sphere in which they must battle against inequality and harassment.…
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‘Best practice’ programme that has helped GPs refer thousands of victims of domestic violence to specialist services announces ambitious plans to expand

A highly successful, evidence-based domestic violence and abuse identification and referral programme (IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) developed by researchers at the University of Bristol has launched as a social enterprise today, with plans to scale up its activity and grow the programme across the UK and internationally. The IRIS programme provides…
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Learning Partnership West sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance

By Learning Partnership West Learning Partnership West (LPW) is about making life better for thousands of children and young people, as well as their families and communities. LPW transforms young lives, providing places to have fun, be active and play, delivering intensive and effective one-to-one support, quality learning opportunities and ways to get good jobs We…
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Punka: Supporting marginalised voices in Bristol

By The Punka Team We love strong women at Punka and we love dancing to their music, too – expect to hear everything from Garbage to Grace Jones, Bikini Kill to Bananarama and M.I.A. to Metric at our first night on 20th October at the Queenshilling. Punka was formed over a love of women fronted music and we…
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Motion sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance as they launch new In:Motion season

By Faith Harmony Keller Motion is an expansive multi room venue in the Temple Quay of Bristol, hosting a diverse range of club nights and live gigs throughout the year. As a nightclub that hosts some of the largest parties both nationally and internationally, we are keen to make sure we are always doing what…
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Taking action to address student harassment and sexual assault

By Dr. Lucy Winrow, ProtectED Review If you are going to university this month, worrying about things like buying books, decorating your room, or which bit of an exciting new city you will explore first, is all part of the fun. Something you should not have to worry about is dealing with sexual harassment. This…
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Zero Tolerance: Gender-based violence and hate crime within LGBT+ communities

By Kitt Burt Bristol Zero Tolerance is hoping to find out more about gender-based violence within LGBT+ communities. We are aware that often this part of society is overlooked, and gender-based violence services may therefore, not be as accessible to LGBT+ communities as they could be. We hope to bring together all sectors of LGBT+…
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