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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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One25 sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance

One25 are well known across Bristol for their work with street-based sex workers or those vulnerable to becoming sex workers. We spoke to the CEO, Gill Nowland, about signing the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge and what this will mean for the women they work with. “It means that our women have a voice in this…
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New pledge signers Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect (T.I.G.E.R) tell us how their work fits with Bristol Zero Tolerance

Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect (T.I.G.E.R) currently run workshops for young people in Bristol challenging gender issues such as the limited portrayals of gender in the media, sexist language, stereotypes and bullying. They are also hoping to develop workshops for teaching staff and workplaces to tackle sexism and to empower people to challenge and…
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First West of England’s Involvement in Zero Tolerance

First West of England were one of the first businesses to sign the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge. We talk to Managing Director James Freeman about why they signed up and what they have done since. “I signed up on the 7th of March and the very fact that we are part of this has made…
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Laura Bates: Gender-based violence is everybody’s business

**This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Zero Tolerance Project Officer Charlotte Gage sat down with Guardian Columnist and Everyday Sexism Project founder Laura Bates to discuss Bristol’s initiative to tackle gender-based violence and how we should be tackling violence both in Bristol and nationally. We also discussed…
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Zero Tolerance Against Gender-Based Violence: An Interview with SARSAS

By Carmen Sinclair As part of the Zero Tolerance Against Gender-Based Violence campaign I met with Rowan Miller director of Somerset & Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) to discuss SARSAS’ commitment to the campaign, its relation to the work of SARSAS and its importance. SARSAS are an invaluable organisation offering free and confidential…
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