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Bristol Zero Tolerance room at International Women’s Day!

Bristol Zero Tolerance room at International Women’s Day!

We are excited to be hosting The Writing Room again at the Bristol Women’s Voice International Women’s Day celebration on March 2nd 2019!

Get your free or donation tickets to avoid queuing for the event HERE!

We have another packed agenda in the Bristol Zero Tolerance room as well as stalls with information from:

Please also visit Womankind in the foyer and write a message of support for survivors of gender-based violence to add to the Notes of Love board which will be distributed to local services.

Bristol Zero Tolerance room programme

TimeType of eventTitleDetailsOrganisation
11am - 12pmWorkshopNext Link Domestic Abuse Awareness WorkshopInteractive workshop on domestic abuse awareness and how to spot the signs

Closed session - please arrive on time

BSL interpretation will be available
12pm - 12.30pmSpeakerGender Inequality – Where do I start? Integrate UK introduce their new resource, tackling gender inequality and sexual harassment
12.30pm - 1pmPresentationFilms presented by Bristol’s domestic abuse agency supporting Polish women and childrenOpoka present films and talk about their work
1pm - 1.30pmSpeakerSexual violence and older women - raising awareness and busting mythsCEO Claire Bloor presents Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support’s new campaign supporting older women
1.30 - 2pmSpeakerMaking Services Work For Women: A Peer Research Perspective On Domestic and Sexual Violence And Multiple DisadvantageDiscussing the findings and recommendations of the National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage and what they might mean for women in Bristol. The commission is releasing a final report and recommendations in February 2019. The report looks at women’s experiences of abuse and multiple disadvantage (including mental ill health, substance misuse, homelessness, prostitution, criminal justice) and considers what services are available to women and what changes to policy and practice are needed
2pm - 3pmWorkshopSister Courage: Training on street safety tasterWorkshop gives an insight into new training, part of the Bristol Zero Tolerance Street Harassment Project, which looks at reclaiming control for those vulnerable to harassment in situations where harm may become present

This is a closed workshop with limited spaces and will operate on a first come first served basis
3pm - 4.30pmWorkshopKrav Maga: Practical Self-defence for WomenThe focus will be teaching a few basic strikes and a self-defence technique to participants, to give them a flavour of what Krav Maga is and to teach them how to defend themselves if needed. We will also discuss some of the politics around self-defence and using verbals to establish boundaries

This is a closed workshop with limited spaces and will operate on a first come first served basis
4.30pm - 5.30pmPanelTaking action on gender-based violence in Bristol – how far have we come and what can you do? Bristol Zero Tolerance will facilitate a discussion between local experts and take questions from the audience

We look forward to welcoming you on March 2nd!


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