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New Adverse Childhood Experiences Health Integration Team

Local partners in Bristol have been working together to develop a local approach to preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and to mitigate their immediate and long term impacts. They have been successful in gaining support from Bristol Health Partners to establish an ACE Health Integration Team (HIT) to aid this collaboration. More about the ACE…
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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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Inhumane, ineffective, indefinite: Life for vulnerable women inside Britain’s detention centres

By Lubnaa Joomun for the UK’s Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration lawyers which offers legal aid support for asylum-seekers, detainees, sex trafficking survivors and victims of domestic abuse.   Among the 2,000 women seeking asylum in the UK who are detained every year, between 77% and 85% are victims of gender-based violence. This…
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No Woman Turned Away Project: Domestic Abuse and Homelessness

Research in 2014 found that 61% of women and 16% of men who were homeless had experienced violence or abuse from a partner, whilst one in five women experiencing or having experienced extensive physical and sexual violence reported having been homeless at some point in their lives. To prevent and end homelessness as a result…
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The Silent Solution System: Press 55 to Silently Access Police

In April, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), with support from the family of murder victim Kerry Power, Women’s Aid, and the National Police Chiefs’ Council, launched the ‘Make Yourself Heard’ campaign during National Stalking Awareness Week. A 999 call to the police can be a matter of life or death, and yet for…
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Day of Memory for Victims of ‘Honour-Based’ Violence

By Jasmine Freeman The 14th July 2019 marks the 5th day of memory remembering those who lost their lives to ‘honour’ killings. What is ‘honour-based’ violence? There’s no statutory definition of ‘honour-based’ or so called ‘honour’ based violence. However, the Crown Prosecution Service and Home Office adopt the following definition: “‘Honour-based’ violence is a crime…
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Domestic Abuse Bill Does Not Go Far Enough to Protect Migrant Women

By Bethany Morris, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service; an organisation of leading immigration solicitors. @IASImmigration In January 2019, the UK Government published the draft Domestic Abuse Bill in attempt to tackle the crisis of gender-based violence, which according to the National Crime Survey for England and Wales, increased by 23% between 2017…
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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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Requests for emergency contraception could be an important sign of abuse

Issued by the Public Relations Office, Communications & Marketing Services, University of Bristol Women who experience domestic violence and abuse (DVA) are more than twice as likely to seek emergency contraception as other women, according to a study by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded researchers at the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University…
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16 Days of Activism – ‘If we all work together it will make a difference’

By Medina Johnson, IRISi As we mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Gender-Based Violence it’s timely to reflect on the importance of the healthcare response to gender-based violence. IRISi’s vision is a world in which gender-based violence is consistently recognised and addressed as a health issue. “Violence against women is a global…
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