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Tag: gender based violence

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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We Sing in Fire and Blood: A Virtual Reality Opera

By BWV Community Reporter Suzi Bratt I recently had my first ever virtual reality experience, in an arcade in Cabot Circus. Whilst I enjoyed soaring above the city on a simulated rollercoaster and being jumped at by creepy characters on a ghost train, it was refreshing to see VR being used for a less commercial…
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‘Safe Spaces in Secure Communities’ – Understanding Gender and Violence in a Health and Social Care Context

By Manor Community As a provider of health and social care to adults who are all living with a range of very particular emotional needs and cognitive abilities, we at Manor Community are frankly unable to avoid the most sensitive or upsetting parts of people’s lives, such as experiences of gender-based violence. We simply cannot…
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How can we all play a part in making the Bristol and Bath Railway Path a place for everyone?

By James Cleeton, Sustrans South  In January 2019 I wrote a blog where I considered the cycling gender gap of two men cycling to every woman, and how men could help close the gap by changing their or our cycling behaviour. But it is clear that there is more to it than that. I live…
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Bristol Zero Tolerance Panel: Taking Action on Gender-Based Violence in Bristol

By Laura Hillier, BWV Reporter As part of Bristol Women’s Voice’s International Women’s Day event, a panel of local and national experts came together to discuss taking action on gender-based violence in Bristol. The panel was chaired by Charlotte Gage, the Bristol Zero Tolerance Partnership Projects Officer. The panel members included: Claire Bloor – CEO…
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Preventing Sexual Harassment and Abuse at the University of the West of England

By Dr Jane Meyrick How are we taking a ‘whole university’ approach to sexual violence and abuse at the University of the West of England (UWE) through prevention, support, and intervention? We (myself, Prof Kieran McCartan, Dr Zoe Thomas) have worked across the University and local community agencies, keeping student and victim/survivors voice central through…
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“I will do everything within my power to safeguard or prevent the abuse of a child” – CSE Prevention Officer and Coordinator Androulla Nicolaou talks about her role

By Androulla Nicolaou I am originally from Cyprus and I served as a Sergeant in the Cyprus Armed Forces from 1991 to 2000. I moved to Bristol in 2003. People that know me say I am loud, crazy, sociable and will fight my corner for the wellbeing of the children. I joined Avon and Somerset Police…
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Survivors of sexual violence are being denied support: Tell Theresa May this must end now

By Fern Champion, EVAW Campaigner **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** In 2016 I was raped by a man while I was travelling. I was unconscious when he first assaulted me and when I was conscious, I said no repeatedly. He then told me again and again…
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Locating sexual harassment: fault lines, hotspots and ambiguous spaces

By Dr Jane Meyrick **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Women reporting their experiences of #MeToo show us that sexual harassment does not happened in one place. The problem with focusing on one-off episodes or incidents is that we miss the bigger picture of continuous, normalised and cumulative sexual bullying…
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#MeToo is everywhere

By Dr Jane Meyrick **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** We should aim for a society that allows young people to choose a life, not constrained by artificial gender stereotypes and free from gender driven policing – girls not defined in sexual currency, men free to nurture. #MeToo…
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