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Tag: gender based violence

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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New psychological intervention proves ‘life-changing’ for women experiencing domestic abuse

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve the health of those affected. In a randomised controlled trial led by researchers from the University of Bristol, women who received the intervention showed reduced symptoms of psychological distress, depression and post-traumatic stress compared to those who…
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16 Days of Activism 2018 – Ending Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work

One of the key themes for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence this year is ending gender-based violence in the world of work. We have looked before at why gender-based violence is a workplace issue so find out how you can get involved! Employers across the South West urged to mark 16 Days…
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2018 in Bristol

Find out what is going on locally and how you can get involved this year to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls on November 25th followed by the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence running until Human Rights Day on December 10th. The United Nation’s theme this…
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Why do self-defence?

By Imogen Thomas, Professional Martial Artist and Self-Defence Trainer I’m going to start with a very simple figure. 86%. As far back as 1984 it was discovered that a woman had an 86% chance of avoiding rape if she applied two assertive techniques, and these could range for shouting and running, to kicking out and…
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EVAW: Please respond to Government’s Sex & Relationships Education consultation

By End Violence Against Women Coalition We are alarmed at the Government’s proposed Relationships and Sex Education guidance for schools – please tell them it’s not good enough Government consultation on ‘Relationships and Sex Education’: HERE EVAW Coalition draft response to the consultation: HERE Please respond to the Government’s consultation on Relationships and Sex Education by Wednesday…
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Online hate crime and the use of social media in hate crime and abuse

By Anamaria Fonseca **This piece contains references to abuse, discrimination and violence that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Amongst all the types of abuse that people can inflict upon one another, there is one that cannot keep being ignored especially nowadays – online hate crime. It can be manifested in different forms, but…
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Bristol Zero Tolerance response to the Bristol Parks Forum draft Vision for 2030 and beyond

As an organisation working with women across the city we absolutely support the need for the free public outdoor space which our parks and green spaces offer. Women are often primary users of parks and green spaces in their roles as parents and carers, and as fewer women drive or own cars they often pass…
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Plan International UK launch #ITSNOTOK campaign on street harassment

On October 10th 2018 Plan International UK launched their report on girl’s experiences of street harassment in the UK and we are very pleased that The Bristol Street Harassment Project and our work on street harassment locally has been included alongside other amazing work happening across the country and internationally. Every day girls are being harassed…
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