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Category: BZT news

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…
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PRESS RELEASE: Bristol UNISON Branch supports local Zero Tolerance campaign

The Bristol Branch of UNISON has today announced that they are donating £2,000 to the Bristol Zero Tolerance Summer Appeal. The Branch Secretary, Jane Carter, said that: “The Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative is something our branch has supported for a long time and when we heard that their funding had been cut we were really…
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Bristol Zero Tolerance response to consultation on support for victims of domestic abuse in safe accommodation

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) launched a consultation in May 2019 about support for victims of domestic abuse in safe accommodation. Bristol Zero Tolerance’s response to the consultation is below.  Introduction We welcome the consultation and agree with the need to ensure that provision of services are consistent nationally and that…
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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: The…
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2018 in Bristol

Find out what is going on locally and how you can get involved this year to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls on November 25th followed by the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence running until Human Rights Day on December 10th. The United Nation’s theme this…
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Bristol Zero Tolerance response to the Bristol Parks Forum draft Vision for 2030 and beyond

As an organisation working with women across the city we absolutely support the need for the free public outdoor space which our parks and green spaces offer. Women are often primary users of parks and green spaces in their roles as parents and carers, and as fewer women drive or own cars they often pass…
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The Joint Forum Against Sexual Violence and Harassment

Bristol Zero Tolerance are proud to be part of the University of the West of England and University of Bristol Joint Forum Against Sexual Violence and Harassment. The Forum is co-chaired by Professor Jane Harrington (Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at UWE Bristol) and Professor Judith Squires (Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol) and includes senior staff and officers from both…
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Funding cuts to Bristol Parks could affect the safety of women and girls

By Cordelia Lonsdale From the rolling slopes of Victoria Park, to the stunning views over The Downs, we Bristolians are lucky enough to have a range of wonderful parks and green spaces in which to exercise, walk our dogs, and relax with family and friends. But, as the Guardian recently put it, the UK’s parks are…
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Local survivors of sexual violence face barriers to accessing support

A pioneering sexual violence needs assessment for Avon and Somerset has brought to light the experiences of a range of survivors in the area, many of whom did not receive appropriate therapeutic support to address the trauma they experienced. Nationally, 3.1% of women and 0.8% of men are estimated to have experienced sexual violence in…
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Why do we need Situational Awareness training?

By Imogen Thomas **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** A lot of people who end up training situational awareness come from one of either of these backgrounds. Either you took up self-defence because you were police or military based or maybe martial arts, and then got to…
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