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Tag: gender based violence

Cross-party support in the Council for Bristol Zero Tolerance

Bristol Zero Tolerance are very happy to have met with the four main political groups on the Council, the Conservative Group, the Green Group, the Labour Group, and the Liberal Democrat Group, who have all pledged their support for the initiative. This is what they had to say about signing up to Bristol Zero Tolerance…
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The University of the West of England show their support for a Zero Tolerance Bristol

The University of the West of England (UWE) have been involved in Bristol Zero Tolerance from the beginning and are championing the issue of addressing gender-based violence in Bristol with the University of Bristol and others. We spoke to Professor Jane Harrington, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, to find out what has been implemented and what they are…
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The University of Bristol supporting Bristol Zero Tolerance

The University of Bristol were instrumental in setting up Bristol Zero Tolerance and championing the issue of addressing gender-based violence by creating the Forum Against Sexual Violence and Harassment with UWE, and other partners, to better support students. We caught up with Professor Judith Squires, Pro Vice-Chancellor, to find out what they have been working…
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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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How Unseen’s work on modern slavery links to Zero Tolerance

By Kate Garbers Modern slavery is an illicit trade in human beings who are turned into commodities to be bought, sold and exploited for vast profits. It is predicted by Government that there may be as many as 13,000 victims of slavery and trafficking in the UK at any one time. Recent statistics released by…
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Stalking – the great secret that links 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men in the UK

By Network for Surviving Stalking www.scaredofsomeone.org **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Stalking is a huge and largely hidden problem in the UK. Hidden or secret even though the latest statistics from the Crime Survey from England and Wales (CSEW) suggests that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10…
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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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