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Tag: gender based violence

Vanessa Kisuule on rape jokes and changing attitudes

**This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** At the 2016 Bristol Women’s Voice AGM, we were lucky enough to hear Vanessa Kisuule perform. As part of her performance, she shared with us a post she had written on changing attitudes about rape jokes. Her post is written below. Content warning: mentions of…
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A counsellor’s perspective on empowerment strategies for girls and women who have experienced sexual abuse

By Kerstin Pullin **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** At the end of the recent Bristol Zero Tolerance Film Festival, in a panel discussion, Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens, talked about the increase in rape incidents in the region.  And indeed, generally the…
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My Body Back – Notes of Love

**This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** At our 2016 Film Fest the Bristol University Survivors Network ran the Notes of Love interactive exhibition where people could write messages of support and solidarity to survivors of gender-based violence. These messages will then be sent to survivors. Bristol Zero…
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The Southmead Project: Supporting both survivors and perpetrators of abuse

By Johanna De Wolf The Southmead Project is a Bristol charity which provides counselling and group work for those who are both survivors and perpetrators of abuse. We spoke to Gerry Monaghan, one of the co-ordinators at the Southmead Project, about what Bristol Zero Tolerance means to the organisation. The Southmead Project is primarily a…
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Do attack alarms help to address gender-based violence?

By Johanna De Wolf **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** The debate During the 2008 mayoral election in Rome, there was fierce debate over how to crack down on sex crime after a young woman was raped and stabbed in the city. One of the candidates, Francesco…
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Kinergy, embodying the principles of Bristol Zero Tolerance

Kinergy is a Bristol based, professional, confidential counselling service for survivors of sexual violence, sexual abuse and/or rape supporting both male and female survivors from 16 years of age. Heads of Counselling Donal Carmody and Nicola Edmunds told us how Bristol Zero Tolerance is incorporated into their work. Kinergy has been based on the boarder of…
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Why gender-based violence is an issue for Disabled people

By Bristol Disability Equality Forum Bristol Disability Equality Forum is an organisation run by and for Disabled people* who live, work, study and/or use services in Bristol.  As an organisation concerned with challenging inequality we seek to work with others to gain, and promote, a greater understanding of the impact of inequality and discrimination on…
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Taking a Zero Tolerance approach across University Hospitals Bristol

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust was one of the original organisations to sign the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge in March 2015. We caught up with Sue Donaldson, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Alex Nestor, Head of Human Resources and Deputy Director of Workforce Development, and Teresa Sullivan, Equality and Diversity Project Lead to find…
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Women’s Aid working in partnership with Bristol Zero Tolerance

By Women’s Aid Women’s Aid has taken the pledge and is committed to raising awareness of domestic abuse and becoming a partner of Bristol Zero Tolerance. The Director of Services at Women’s Aid, Nicki Norman, signed the pledge and said: “Women’s Aid started in 1974, with women coming together to create dedicated services for other…
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See It From Her sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance

See It From Her focus on giving a platform to women and girls in underprivileged, isolated or marginalised communities to have a voice, share their stories and be able to represent themselves through photography. They only started up in February but have already had their first workshop, working with homeless women in partnership with The Big…
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