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Tag: gender based violence

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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The Joint Forum Against Sexual Violence and Harassment

Bristol Zero Tolerance are proud to be part of the University of the West of England and University of Bristol Joint Forum Against Sexual Violence and Harassment. The Forum is co-chaired by Professor Jane Harrington (Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at UWE Bristol) and Professor Judith Squires (Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol) and includes senior staff and officers from both…
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Funding cuts to Bristol Parks could affect the safety of women and girls

By Cordelia Lonsdale From the rolling slopes of Victoria Park, to the stunning views over The Downs, we Bristolians are lucky enough to have a range of wonderful parks and green spaces in which to exercise, walk our dogs, and relax with family and friends. But, as the Guardian recently put it, the UK’s parks are…
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The Lanes signs up to Bristol Zero Tolerance with a new kind of night!

By The Lanes The Lanes is a multi-purpose venue showcasing craft beer, amazing pizza, bowling, karaoke, live music and club nights bringing in a wide crowd, along with a hostel above. With such a diverse range of services we get a wide range of people and it’s our mission to ensure everyone feels safe and comfortable in our…
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Coercive Control is everywhere: We need to learn where to look

By Min Grob **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Coercive control is complex. Of course it is. Abusers want to abuse and they don’t want to be caught doing it. Much of the abuse will be bespoke to the victim. The abuser knows the victim, their back story…
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Local survivors of sexual violence face barriers to accessing support

A pioneering sexual violence needs assessment for Avon and Somerset has brought to light the experiences of a range of survivors in the area, many of whom did not receive appropriate therapeutic support to address the trauma they experienced. Nationally, 3.1% of women and 0.8% of men are estimated to have experienced sexual violence in…
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Changing the culture in universities: One year on

Universities UK have published a report, based on research by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, on the way gender-based violence and harassment is dealt with on UK university campuses. Though the research, which surveyed twenty institutions, suggests progress has been made in the last year, practice and process are still highly variable in quality between institutions. Specific…
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