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Requests for emergency contraception could be an important sign of abuse

Issued by the Public Relations Office, Communications & Marketing Services, University of Bristol Women who experience domestic violence and abuse (DVA) are more than twice as likely to seek emergency contraception as other women, according to a study by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded researchers at the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University…
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16 Days of Activism – ‘If we all work together it will make a difference’

By Medina Johnson, IRISi As we mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Gender-Based Violence it’s timely to reflect on the importance of the healthcare response to gender-based violence. IRISi’s vision is a world in which gender-based violence is consistently recognised and addressed as a health issue. “Violence against women is a global…
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New psychological intervention proves ‘life-changing’ for women experiencing domestic abuse

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve the health of those affected. In a randomised controlled trial led by researchers from the University of Bristol, women who received the intervention showed reduced symptoms of psychological distress, depression and post-traumatic stress compared to those who…
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16 Days of Activism 2018 – Ending Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work

One of the key themes for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence this year is ending gender-based violence in the world of work. We have looked before at why gender-based violence is a workplace issue so find out how you can get involved! Employers across the South West urged to mark 16 Days…
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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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EVAW: Please respond to Government’s Sex & Relationships Education consultation

By End Violence Against Women Coalition We are alarmed at the Government’s proposed Relationships and Sex Education guidance for schools – please tell them it’s not good enough Government consultation on ‘Relationships and Sex Education’: HERE EVAW Coalition draft response to the consultation: HERE Please respond to the Government’s consultation on Relationships and Sex Education by Wednesday…
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Bristol Zero Tolerance response to the Bristol Parks Forum draft Vision for 2030 and beyond

As an organisation working with women across the city we absolutely support the need for the free public outdoor space which our parks and green spaces offer. Women are often primary users of parks and green spaces in their roles as parents and carers, and as fewer women drive or own cars they often pass…
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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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The Joint Forum Against Sexual Violence and Harassment

Bristol Zero Tolerance are proud to be part of the University of the West of England and University of Bristol Joint Forum Against Sexual Violence and Harassment. The Forum is co-chaired by Professor Jane Harrington (Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at UWE Bristol) and Professor Judith Squires (Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol) and includes senior staff and officers from both…
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Funding cuts to Bristol Parks could affect the safety of women and girls

By Cordelia Lonsdale From the rolling slopes of Victoria Park, to the stunning views over The Downs, we Bristolians are lucky enough to have a range of wonderful parks and green spaces in which to exercise, walk our dogs, and relax with family and friends. But, as the Guardian recently put it, the UK’s parks are…
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