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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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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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New Adverse Childhood Experiences Health Integration Team

Local partners in Bristol have been working together to develop a local approach to preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and to mitigate their immediate and long term impacts. They have been successful in gaining support from Bristol Health Partners to establish an ACE Health Integration Team (HIT) to aid this collaboration. More about the ACE…
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Bristol Zero Tolerance response to consultation on support for victims of domestic abuse in safe accommodation

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) launched a consultation in May 2019 about support for victims of domestic abuse in safe accommodation. Bristol Zero Tolerance’s response to the consultation is below.  Introduction We welcome the consultation and agree with the need to ensure that provision of services are consistent nationally and that…
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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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No Woman Turned Away Project: Domestic Abuse and Homelessness

Research in 2014 found that 61% of women and 16% of men who were homeless had experienced violence or abuse from a partner, whilst one in five women experiencing or having experienced extensive physical and sexual violence reported having been homeless at some point in their lives. To prevent and end homelessness as a result…
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The Silent Solution System: Press 55 to Silently Access Police

In April, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), with support from the family of murder victim Kerry Power, Women’s Aid, and the National Police Chiefs’ Council, launched the ‘Make Yourself Heard’ campaign during National Stalking Awareness Week. A 999 call to the police can be a matter of life or death, and yet for…
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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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‘Safe Spaces in Secure Communities’ – Understanding Gender and Violence in a Health and Social Care Context

By Manor Community As a provider of health and social care to adults who are all living with a range of very particular emotional needs and cognitive abilities, we at Manor Community are frankly unable to avoid the most sensitive or upsetting parts of people’s lives, such as experiences of gender-based violence. We simply cannot…
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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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