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Tag: gender based violence

Why do we need Situational Awareness training?

By Imogen Thomas **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** A lot of people who end up training situational awareness come from one of either of these backgrounds. Either you took up self-defence because you were police or military based or maybe martial arts, and then got to…
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Presentation at Police Conference: Launch of Gender as a Hate Crime. October 2017

By China Fish  **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** “Corrr your saddle´s well lucky. Your saddle´s well fucking lucky.” My mother reminded me of a performance I did in response to this harassment I had whilst cycling on my bicycle as an undergraduate 10 years ago. My…
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How important are informal supporters of women experiencing domestic violence?

By Dr Alison Gregory “How important are informal supporters of women experiencing domestic violence?”: “Very” – a simple answer to a complicated question. The bottom line, in terms of statistics, is that if survivors disclose their situation to anyone, it will most likely be to informal supporters (friends, relatives, neighbours and colleagues) rather than professionals.…
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Using music to challenge gender-based harassment: Hack A Heckle

By Hack A Heckle Hack A heckle is a social action campaign run by a collective of musicians, creatives and activists aged 18-25 who are passionate about using the power of music to challenge gender-based harassment in Bristol and the UK. We believe music can be used as a powerful tool to spread important messages, so we…
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Dentists and Domestic Violence – Checking Up on a Vital Opportunity

By Ruth Cook Bristol Zero Tolerance is currently undertaking a vital project to involve local dental practices in identifying signs of domestic violence and abuse in their patients. The project aims to equip practices with the information and resources necessary for them to help patients who may not be able to report problems to the…
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How should journalists report gender-based violence?

  Gender-based violence is often in the news. Its prevalence in society makes it a ‘hot topic’ for reporters and its complex nature makes it an interesting issue for feature writers. However, the fact that gender-based violence is so complex can mean that even journalists with the best of intentions can misrepresent some of the issues and perpetuate…
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Understanding Victims of Revenge Porn

By Rebecca Sharp What thoughts come to mind when someone mentions the words ‘revenge porn’? In our experience, statements like “they shouldn’t have taken the picture in the first place”, “it’ll never happen to me” or “they should just be proud of their body” come to mind for many. Unfortunately, those two small words, ‘revenge’…
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Challenging sexual harassment in bars and clubs

By Drinkaware In light of recent events in Hollywood there has been a lot of discussion about the culture of sexual harassment: what people knew about, what people overlooked, or what they were unable to challenge. Since then, it’s been clear that this behaviour is not isolated to just Hollywood with many women experiencing sexual…
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Turning Pain into Power

By Gabriella Wood **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Domestic violence is a prevalent issue, with concerning high statistics on how many individuals are affected. There is no reliable data on the prevalence of domestic abuse but the Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) offers the best…
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Why is Gender-Based Violence a Workplace Issue?

By Laura Reynolds The year of 2017 began with the UK’s Office for National Statistics reporting the highest female employment rates since the records began in 1971. Yet it is all too soon to put down our placards. Unfortunately for many women, the workplace represents an additional sphere in which they must battle against inequality and harassment.…
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