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Tag: gender discrimination

Bristol Zero Tolerance is changing

Since October 2015 the Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative has worked tirelessly to address gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation in Bristol from a prevention perspective. Some of our achievements include: Bringing in a new gender/misogyny hate crime category in Avon and Somerset Working with over 100 local employers to provide training around domestic abuse and…
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Respond to the Government consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace

The Government Equalities Office have launched a consultation to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective. The consultation closes on October 2nd 2019.  The conultation defines “sexual harassment is any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that makes you feel intimidated, degraded, humiliated or…
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Help Bristol Zero Tolerance to provide more training on street safety to women and girls across the city!

By supporting our Summer Appeal you will help us to continue providing our successful training to women and girls across Bristol on situational awareness and self-defence to help them to feel more confident responding to harassment and keep them safer on the streets and in public places. The Sister Courage training is a series of…
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PRESS RELEASE: Bristol UNISON Branch supports local Zero Tolerance campaign

The Bristol Branch of UNISON has today announced that they are donating £2,000 to the Bristol Zero Tolerance Summer Appeal. The Branch Secretary, Jane Carter, said that: “The Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative is something our branch has supported for a long time and when we heard that their funding had been cut we were really…
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Der Liebe sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance at their Ejeca night

By Irene Campos, Owner and Resident DJ I started to run Der Liebe nearly 2 years ago driven by the need to bring melodic techno and house to Bristol. I particularly started to like this music genre whilst I was living in London and felt that there was a gap in the market in Bristol,…
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Day of Memory for Victims of ‘Honour-Based’ Violence

By Jasmine Freeman The 14th July 2019 marks the 5th day of memory remembering those who lost their lives to ‘honour’ killings. What is ‘honour-based’ violence? There’s no statutory definition of ‘honour-based’ or so called ‘honour’ based violence. However, the Crown Prosecution Service and Home Office adopt the following definition: “‘Honour-based’ violence is a crime…
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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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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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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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Bristol celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 – get involved!

Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in the Bristol Women’s Voice International Women’s Day celebration at City Hall on Saturday and for all of you who came along and took part in the day! But International Women’s Day in Bristol is not over yet and there are many other events happening across…
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