Bristol Zero Tolerance is changing
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 with a Partnerships Project Officer running the project part-time. Therefore, from October 2019 the initiative will only run through limited activities delivered by Bristol Women’s Voice.
Thank you so much to everyone we have worked with and who has supported us over the last four years and we hope to continue these partnerships in some capacity.
Thank you also to all the amazing supporters who have donated to our Summer Appeal, fundraised for us and championed the project – all money raised will continue to be used by Bristol Women’s Voice for Bristol Zero Tolerance related activity such as delivering Sister Courage training across the city and maintaining the Bristol Zero Tolerance programme during the International Women’s Day celebration.
The Bristol Zero Tolerance website will remain as a resource and we also have Signposting Guides, the Street Harassment Toolkit and other resources which can be ordered from Bristol Women’s Voice here.
If you are interested in the Sister Courage training please find out more here.
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.