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Tag: sexual harassment

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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Changing the culture in universities: One year on

Universities UK have published a report, based on research by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, on the way gender-based violence and harassment is dealt with on UK university campuses. Though the research, which surveyed twenty institutions, suggests progress has been made in the last year, practice and process are still highly variable in quality between institutions. Specific…
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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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Understanding Victims of Revenge Porn

By Rebecca Sharp What thoughts come to mind when someone mentions the words ‘revenge porn’? In our experience, statements like “they shouldn’t have taken the picture in the first place”, “it’ll never happen to me” or “they should just be proud of their body” come to mind for many. Unfortunately, those two small words, ‘revenge’…
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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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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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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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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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No. 1 Harbourside completes the Zero Tolerance hat trick!

By Clare Lowe, Events and Marketing Manager No.1 Harbourside is a restaurant, bar and music venue bang in the middle of Bristol centre. Located on the historical harbourside it’s a meeting place for tourists and locals alike and being central it is a hotspot as a late-night bar, with live music every Wednesday through Sunday. Being…
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