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Category: Guest blog

‘It’s horrible and it ruins your night’ – Raising awareness of sexual assaults in bars and clubs

By Avon and Somerset Police **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Avon and Somerset Police have launched a campaign to highlight the issue of sexual assault in bars and clubs, which has become so routine, that some people now expect it to happen to them every time they go…
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Women speak out about experiences of domestic violence and abuse to help others

By Centre for Academic Primary Care A new resource designed to support women experiencing domestic violence and abuse has been launched on the HealthTalk charity website. The resource, developed by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford with funding from the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme, includes over 30 video- and audio-recorded interviews with women who describe a…
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Tackling street harassment in Bristol

By China Fish **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Report on Conference: ‘Safer for women’ – Tackling Misogyny and Street Harassment in Nottingham, September 2016. Background to the conference My name is China Fish and like many women, I have experienced frequent and unwanted sexual harassment as…
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Claiming My Space

By Megan Baker **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** 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,…
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Gender-based violence awareness in Bristol schools: A case study

By Chlo Winfield **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** 66% of girls and 32% of boys, aged 14 – 17, report experiencing one or more types of abuse from an intimate partner. 22% of boys have perpetrated abuse or sexual coercion.1 That domestic abuse is more prevalent among…
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Vanessa Kisuule on rape jokes and changing attitudes

**This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** At the 2016 Bristol Women’s Voice AGM, we were lucky enough to hear Vanessa Kisuule perform. As part of her performance, she shared with us a post she had written on changing attitudes about rape jokes. Her post is written below. Content warning: mentions of…
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A counsellor’s perspective on empowerment strategies for girls and women who have experienced sexual abuse

By Kerstin Pullin **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** At the end of the recent Bristol Zero Tolerance Film Festival, in a panel discussion, Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens, talked about the increase in rape incidents in the region.  And indeed, generally the…
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Stalking – the great secret that links 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men in the UK

By Network for Surviving Stalking www.scaredofsomeone.org **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Stalking is a huge and largely hidden problem in the UK. Hidden or secret even though the latest statistics from the Crime Survey from England and Wales (CSEW) suggests that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10…
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Including same sex victims and survivors

By Emily Moreton When we think of domestic violence and abuse, we usually think of women being abused by their male partners. It’s what we mostly see: on TV, in the news, in books and research, which makes sense, since the majority of victims and survivors of gender-based violence are women abused by men. It’s not the…
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The gender biased plight of refugee women and girls

By BWV Reporter, Helin Khan **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** “They’re completely vulnerable. A lot of them are fleeing from situations where the people who are supposed to be protecting them… I know somebody who fled a refugee camp, she was under eighteen and she was…
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