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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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Using music to challenge gender-based harassment: Hack A Heckle

By Hack A Heckle Hack A heckle is a social action campaign run by a collective of musicians, creatives and activists aged 18-25 who are passionate about using the power of music to challenge gender-based harassment in Bristol and the UK. We believe music can be used as a powerful tool to spread important messages, so we…
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Challenging sexual harassment in bars and clubs

By Drinkaware In light of recent events in Hollywood there has been a lot of discussion about the culture of sexual harassment: what people knew about, what people overlooked, or what they were unable to challenge. Since then, it’s been clear that this behaviour is not isolated to just Hollywood with many women experiencing sexual…
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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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Learning Partnership West sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance

By Learning Partnership West Learning Partnership West (LPW) is about making life better for thousands of children and young people, as well as their families and communities. LPW transforms young lives, providing places to have fun, be active and play, delivering intensive and effective one-to-one support, quality learning opportunities and ways to get good jobs We…
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Punka: Supporting marginalised voices in Bristol

By The Punka Team We love strong women at Punka and we love dancing to their music, too – expect to hear everything from Garbage to Grace Jones, Bikini Kill to Bananarama and M.I.A. to Metric at our first night on 20th October at the Queenshilling. Punka was formed over a love of women fronted music and we…
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Motion sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance as they launch new In:Motion season

By Faith Harmony Keller Motion is an expansive multi room venue in the Temple Quay of Bristol, hosting a diverse range of club nights and live gigs throughout the year. As a nightclub that hosts some of the largest parties both nationally and internationally, we are keen to make sure we are always doing what…
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Taking action to address student harassment and sexual assault

By Dr. Lucy Winrow, ProtectED Review If you are going to university this month, worrying about things like buying books, decorating your room, or which bit of an exciting new city you will explore first, is all part of the fun. Something you should not have to worry about is dealing with sexual harassment. This…
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Zero Tolerance: Gender-based violence and hate crime within LGBT+ communities

By Kitt Burt Bristol Zero Tolerance is hoping to find out more about gender-based violence within LGBT+ communities. We are aware that often this part of society is overlooked, and gender-based violence services may therefore, not be as accessible to LGBT+ communities as they could be. We hope to bring together all sectors of LGBT+…
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Bringing together the work Thekla does to support safer nights out

By Alex Black, General Manager Moored in Bristol’s floating harbour since the early 80s, Thekla has been a mainstay of the city’s night life for over 30 years. Playing host to a mix of live music and club events covering all genres almost everyone in Bristol can give you a story of a great night…
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