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Fighting for a Zero Tolerance Bristol

Empire Fighting Chance work with young people in Bristol on re-engagement with education, training or employment. We met Jamie Parry to find out how they hope to integrate a Zero Tolerance approach into the work that they are already doing. Empire Fighting Chance works with around 200-250 young people a week on a number of…
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What Bristol Student’s Union are doing to support Zero Tolerance

By University of Bristol Student’s Union For those students that have been involved in the Union’s democratic structures recently it will come as no surprise that sexual violence and harassment has become a hot topic across campus. With the Reclaim the Night march in November 2015, the input we had in the University’s Consent Workshops at the beginning of…
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The Bridge signs up to Bristol Zero Tolerance

By Megan Kissane The Bridge is the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Avon and Somerset, and they have just signed the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge. We talk to Centre Manager Debbie Burunou, and Louise Davey, the Performance and Development Manager and Crisis Worker, about why they have signed up. ‘All the staff have been so…
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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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How Bristol Zero Tolerance fits into providing a holistic service at Eden House

The Eden House Project provides a unique service to women involved in the criminal justice system across Bristol. They have signed up to Bristol Zero Tolerance to link this in with the work that they are doing on the nine pathways which are linked to reducing offending behaviour. We spoke to Katie Kwidzinski, their Pathways…
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End It Now and UWESU supports Bristol Zero Tolerance

By Ruth O’Leary For a student coming to university can often mean a new city, a new sense of freedom and completely new social interactions. Often you start finding out who you are as a person and what you’re truly interested in. For most this is an exciting new prospect but for others this can…
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Raising awareness through Ethical Property in Bristol

The Ethical Property company have centres across England, Wales and Scotland and in Bristol they have signed up to Bristol Zero Tolerance and pledged to raise awareness about gender-based violence with their tenants. We spoke to David Fells, the Centre Manager at Brunswick Court, about why they think that this work is important and how…
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Why Nozey Parkers have signed the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge

By Tina Marie Parker Nozey Parkers are Bristol based business advisors, analysts and trouble-shooters, who are owned and managed by Tina Marie Parker. Their clients range from 5 to 200 staff, or £100,000 to £10,000,000 turnover and are based UK wide. Tina is personally motivated to sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance as gender-based violence…
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Business West’s commitment to Zero Tolerance

We talked to James Durie, the Director of Business West and the Chamber of Commerce and Initiative about why he signed the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge and how this fits into their other work in the business community in the South West. For James joining the Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative “felt consciously part of what…
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‘My support for Bristol Zero Tolerance’ – Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset

The current Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens, in her guest blog tells us what she has been doing to support Bristol Zero Tolerance since first signing the pledge in March 2015.  I am delighted to have signed the Bristol Zero Tolerance Pledge as your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). It…
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