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Tag: gender based violence

Bristol Zero Tolerance is changing

Since October 2015 the Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative has worked tirelessly to address gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation in Bristol from a prevention perspective. Some of our achievements include: Bringing in a new gender/misogyny hate crime category in Avon and Somerset Working with over 100 local employers to provide training around domestic abuse and…
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Respond to the Government consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace

The Government Equalities Office have launched a consultation to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective. The consultation closes on October 2nd 2019.  The conultation defines “sexual harassment is any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that makes you feel intimidated, degraded, humiliated or…
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Help Bristol Zero Tolerance to provide more training on street safety to women and girls across the city!

By supporting our Summer Appeal you will help us to continue providing our successful training to women and girls across Bristol on situational awareness and self-defence to help them to feel more confident responding to harassment and keep them safer on the streets and in public places. The Sister Courage training is a series of…
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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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PRESS RELEASE: Bristol UNISON Branch supports local Zero Tolerance campaign

The Bristol Branch of UNISON has today announced that they are donating £2,000 to the Bristol Zero Tolerance Summer Appeal. The Branch Secretary, Jane Carter, said that: “The Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative is something our branch has supported for a long time and when we heard that their funding had been cut we were really…
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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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