Tracey McCarthy runs HR Services Bristol who are perfectly placed to work with businesses across the city to implement policies and procedures to support their staff and raise gender-based violence as a workplace issue. We met with her to talk about what signing up to Bristol Zero Tolerance means to her work. HR Services Bristol… Continue Reading HR Services Bristol sign up to Bristol Zero ToleranceContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Karen Dickinson Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the world on February the 14th, usually with flowers, chocolates, hearts, cards and other tokens of love and affection. However, for many women and children, ‘love’ is experienced through gender-based violence at the hands of a husband or partner; every 30 seconds the UK police receive… Continue Reading Five ways you can help tackle gender-based violence this Valentine’s DayContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Megan Baker It’s not something you actually think will happen to you. You live your day to day life in the comfort that it won’t happen to you. Someone else, but not you. And if it did happen to you, you would know what to do right? You’ve got enough information to know that… Continue Reading Claiming My SpaceContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Karen Dickinson February 6th marks the United Nation’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. The campaign aims to raise awareness and educate people on the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which is the practice of intentionally altering or injuring the female genital organ for non-medical purposes. The UN says of… Continue Reading International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital MutilationContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Stephanie Todd Restorative Justice – what is it? The name doesn’t really do what is says on the tin. Known as ‘RJ’ the process is based around, communication between those affected by a crime and the person who caused the harm, exploring the impact of a crime and finding ways to repair the harm… Continue Reading Restorative Justice – making things rightContinue Reading... No Comments.
The Intervention Initiative is a free resource with an educational toolkit that has been developed by the University of the West of England (UWE) to be used by universities and colleges for the prevention of sexual coercion and domestic abuse in university settings. UWE are looking for experienced facilitators in the area of sexual and domestic violence… Continue Reading Facilitators needed to support the Bystander Intervention InitiativeContinue Reading... No Comments.
Voscur provides direct support services and specialist advice to voluntary organisations and social enterprises across Bristol. We met with Chief Executive, Wendy Stephenson, to find out why Bristol Zero Tolerance resonates with them as an organisation and for her personally. Voscur exists to support, develop and represent Bristol’s voluntary and community groups and social enterprises… Continue Reading Voscur supporting Bristol Zero Tolerance in the voluntary sectorContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Karen Dickinson “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 January 11th is National Human Trafficking Day in the US, part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, which recognises the global tragedy of modern slavery… Continue Reading National Human Trafficking Day 2017Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Vicky Boroughs, Regional Women’s and Equalities Officer On 2 December 2016 Joanne Kaye, UNISON Regional Secretary, signed the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge in the presence of a number of members from different Bristol branches and other UNISON staff. Thangham Debonaire MP was a guest speaker offering her passionate support for the Zero Tolerance initiative… Continue Reading UNISON South West supporting action on gender-based violenceContinue Reading... No Comments.
The deadline has been extended to respond to the Bristol City Council draft proposal that sets out a change to how the Council prioritises victims of domestic abuse living in refuge provision through the council housing banding system. Find out more about the consultation and how to respond here. You can now send your responses until… Continue Reading Still time to respond to Council consultation on priority housing for survivors of domestic abuse!Continue Reading... No Comments.