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The Southmead Project: Supporting both survivors and perpetrators of abuse

By Johanna De Wolf The Southmead Project is a Bristol charity which provides counselling and group work for those who are both survivors and perpetrators of abuse. We spoke to Gerry Monaghan, one of the co-ordinators at the Southmead Project, about what Bristol Zero Tolerance means to the organisation. The Southmead Project is primarily a…
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Kinergy, embodying the principles of Bristol Zero Tolerance

Kinergy is a Bristol based, professional, confidential counselling service for survivors of sexual violence, sexual abuse and/or rape supporting both male and female survivors from 16 years of age. Heads of Counselling Donal Carmody and Nicola Edmunds told us how Bristol Zero Tolerance is incorporated into their work. Kinergy has been based on the boarder of…
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Why gender-based violence is an issue for Disabled people

By Bristol Disability Equality Forum Bristol Disability Equality Forum is an organisation run by and for Disabled people* who live, work, study and/or use services in Bristol.  As an organisation concerned with challenging inequality we seek to work with others to gain, and promote, a greater understanding of the impact of inequality and discrimination on…
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Taking a Zero Tolerance approach across University Hospitals Bristol

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust was one of the original organisations to sign the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge in March 2015. We caught up with Sue Donaldson, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Alex Nestor, Head of Human Resources and Deputy Director of Workforce Development, and Teresa Sullivan, Equality and Diversity Project Lead to find…
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Raising the BME Voice for Bristol Zero Tolerance

Bristol BME Voice have been busy working on their Manifesto for Race Equality and Ruth Pitter spoke to us about how this fits with signing up to the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge and what this means to the organisation. Bristol BME Voice is one of the voice and influence equalities forums that the Council funds, alongside, Bristol Women’s Voice, Bristol…
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Creating a happier and safer city for everyone!

Gender-based violence is an issue that can affect anyone, but forms of abuse impacting on older people are often hidden or ignored. We met with the Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) to find out about issues affecting older people in Bristol and why they think it is important to be part of the Bristol Zero…
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See It From Her sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance

See It From Her focus on giving a platform to women and girls in underprivileged, isolated or marginalised communities to have a voice, share their stories and be able to represent themselves through photography. They only started up in February but have already had their first workshop, working with homeless women in partnership with The Big…
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Cross-party support in the Council for Bristol Zero Tolerance

Bristol Zero Tolerance are very happy to have met with the four main political groups on the Council, the Conservative Group, the Green Group, the Labour Group, and the Liberal Democrat Group, who have all pledged their support for the initiative. This is what they had to say about signing up to Bristol Zero Tolerance…
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The University of the West of England show their support for a Zero Tolerance Bristol

The University of the West of England (UWE) have been involved in Bristol Zero Tolerance from the beginning and are championing the issue of addressing gender-based violence in Bristol with the University of Bristol and others. We spoke to Professor Jane Harrington, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, to find out what has been implemented and what they are…
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The University of Bristol supporting Bristol Zero Tolerance

The University of Bristol were instrumental in setting up Bristol Zero Tolerance and championing the issue of addressing gender-based violence by creating the Forum Against Sexual Violence and Harassment with UWE, and other partners, to better support students. We caught up with Professor Judith Squires, Pro Vice-Chancellor, to find out what they have been working…
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