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Tag: gender discrimination

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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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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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 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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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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“There’s nowhere it doesn’t happen”: Street harassment in Bristol, UK

By Dr Jelena Nolan-Roll “One that sticks in my mind is when I was quietly eating a burger by the fountains in central Bristol at the end of a night out. A bloke came up and started harassing me and when he did not get the response he wanted (and I remained polite throughout) he…
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Tackling street harassment in Bristol

By China Fish **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Report on Conference: ‘Safer for women’ – Tackling Misogyny and Street Harassment in Nottingham, September 2016. Background to the conference My name is China Fish and like many women, I have experienced frequent and unwanted sexual harassment as…
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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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Laura Bates: Gender-based violence is everybody’s business

**This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Zero Tolerance Project Officer Charlotte Gage sat down with Guardian Columnist and Everyday Sexism Project founder Laura Bates to discuss Bristol’s initiative to tackle gender-based violence and how we should be tackling violence both in Bristol and nationally. We also discussed…
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