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Tag: gender based violence

Raising awareness through Ethical Property in Bristol

The Ethical Property company have centres across England, Wales and Scotland and in Bristol they have signed up to Bristol Zero Tolerance and pledged to raise awareness about gender-based violence with their tenants. We spoke to David Fells, the Centre Manager at Brunswick Court, about why they think that this work is important and how…
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Business West’s commitment to Zero Tolerance

We talked to James Durie, the Director of Business West and the Chamber of Commerce and Initiative about why he signed the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge and how this fits into their other work in the business community in the South West. For James joining the Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative “felt consciously part of what…
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‘My support for Bristol Zero Tolerance’ – Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset

The current Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens, in her guest blog tells us what she has been doing to support Bristol Zero Tolerance since first signing the pledge in March 2015.  I am delighted to have signed the Bristol Zero Tolerance Pledge as your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). It…
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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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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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