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Tag: harassment

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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Preventing Sexual Harassment and Abuse at the University of the West of England

By Dr Jane Meyrick How are we taking a ‘whole university’ approach to sexual violence and abuse at the University of the West of England (UWE) through prevention, support, and intervention? We (myself, Prof Kieran McCartan, Dr Zoe Thomas) have worked across the University and local community agencies, keeping student and victim/survivors voice central through…
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Getting fit for 2019? You need to #JogOn

By Avon and Somerset Constabulary With it being a new year, many people will have made the resolution to get fit and shed the excesses of the festive period. Whether you’re new to running or cycling or have been doing it for years, Avon and Somerset Police’s new #JogOn campaign aims to give you some practical tips and…
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All about Krav Maga

By Jess Hunter Krav Maga is an Israeli self-defence system that is rapidly becoming more popular throughout not just the UK but also in Europe, the USA, and worldwide. Its name literally translates into ‘contact combat’ and it has a reputation for being among the most brutal and efficient systems for self-defence around. When I…
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Why do self-defence?

By Imogen Thomas, Professional Martial Artist and Self-Defence Trainer I’m going to start with a very simple figure. 86%. As far back as 1984 it was discovered that a woman had an 86% chance of avoiding rape if she applied two assertive techniques, and these could range for shouting and running, to kicking out and…
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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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Creating a happier and safer city for everyone!

Gender-based violence is an issue that can affect anyone, but forms of abuse impacting on older people are often hidden or ignored. We met with the Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) to find out about issues affecting older people in Bristol and why they think it is important to be part of the Bristol Zero…
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The University of the West of England show their support for a Zero Tolerance Bristol

The University of the West of England (UWE) have been involved in Bristol Zero Tolerance from the beginning and are championing the issue of addressing gender-based violence in Bristol with the University of Bristol and others. We spoke to Professor Jane Harrington, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, to find out what has been implemented and what they are…
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The University of Bristol supporting Bristol Zero Tolerance

The University of Bristol were instrumental in setting up Bristol Zero Tolerance and championing the issue of addressing gender-based violence by creating the Forum Against Sexual Violence and Harassment with UWE, and other partners, to better support students. We caught up with Professor Judith Squires, Pro Vice-Chancellor, to find out what they have been working…
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End It Now and UWESU supports Bristol Zero Tolerance

By Ruth O’Leary For a student coming to university can often mean a new city, a new sense of freedom and completely new social interactions. Often you start finding out who you are as a person and what you’re truly interested in. For most this is an exciting new prospect but for others this can…
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