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‘Don’t Tell Your Mother’ – creating safer spaces for everyone!

By Lloyd Durquhart DTYM or ‘Don’t Tell Your Mother’ is an LGBTQ+ club night in Bristol. We say LGBT+FRIENDS as everyone is truly welcome through the doors to have a good time. Started by two friends with a need to DJ and create a fun atmosphere for our mates it is now run by Nic,…
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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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Outcome 21: New sexting guidance for schools

On 15 August 2016 the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) published non-statutory guidance on managing incidents of sexting by under-18s. The guidance indicates that although sharing sexual images of themselves is illegal and risky, it is often the result of curiosity and exploration. “Children need education, support and safeguarding, not criminalisation.” Outcome 21 states:…
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Voscur supporting Bristol Zero Tolerance in the voluntary sector

Voscur provides direct support services and specialist advice to voluntary organisations and social enterprises across Bristol. We met with Chief Executive, Wendy Stephenson, to find out why Bristol Zero Tolerance resonates with them as an organisation and for her personally. Voscur exists to support, develop and represent Bristol’s voluntary and community groups and social enterprises…
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Avon and Somerset Police – supporting a Zero Tolerance to gender-based violence

We met Superintendent Andy Bennett to find out what Avon and Somerset Police are doing to address different forms of gender-based violence and what they want to do to develop and improve this work as part of Bristol Zero Tolerance. As Head of Criminal Justice for Avon and Somerset Police and also the Force Lead…
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Gender-based violence awareness in Bristol schools: A case study

By Chlo Winfield **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** 66% of girls and 32% of boys, aged 14 – 17, report experiencing one or more types of abuse from an intimate partner. 22% of boys have perpetrated abuse or sexual coercion.1 That domestic abuse is more prevalent among…
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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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Do attack alarms help to address gender-based violence?

By Johanna De Wolf **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** The debate During the 2008 mayoral election in Rome, there was fierce debate over how to crack down on sex crime after a young woman was raped and stabbed in the city. One of the candidates, Francesco…
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Why gender-based violence is an issue for Disabled people

By Bristol Disability Equality Forum Bristol Disability Equality Forum is an organisation run by and for Disabled people* who live, work, study and/or use services in Bristol.  As an organisation concerned with challenging inequality we seek to work with others to gain, and promote, a greater understanding of the impact of inequality and discrimination on…
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Taking a Zero Tolerance approach across University Hospitals Bristol

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust was one of the original organisations to sign the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge in March 2015. We caught up with Sue Donaldson, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Alex Nestor, Head of Human Resources and Deputy Director of Workforce Development, and Teresa Sullivan, Equality and Diversity Project Lead to find…
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