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Tag: sexual harassment

‘It’s horrible and it ruins your night’ – Raising awareness of sexual assaults in bars and clubs

By Avon and Somerset Police **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Avon and Somerset Police have launched a campaign to highlight the issue of sexual assault in bars and clubs, which has become so routine, that some people now expect it to happen to them every time they go…
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The Canteen signs up to Bristol Zero Tolerance

By Clare Lowe , Marketing and Events Manager  The Canteen has become something of a Stokes Croft institution. Housed underneath the creative hub of Hamilton House it attracts so many people from different walks of life. Earlier this year we signed the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge. As a venue that offers a place to see live music, party nights…
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Bristol Zero Tolerance and the night time economy

By Rachel Wall Sexual harassment in nightclubs, bars and pubs is an unfortunate, but very real feature of some nights out for women. When you feel an unwanted hand on your body, hear a sexually overt comment that silences you, or even the chillingly subversive words, ‘it’s just a joke’, the night doesn’t seem as…
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The Louisiana pledges to Zero Tolerance

By Laure Noverraz, Promoter The Louisiana is an iconic music venue based in Bristol’s centre, on the edge of Southville. We have been putting on local and international bands since 1996! The family run venue has capacity for 140 with around 85% female staff while approximately 60% of customers are male. Although The Louisiana has always…
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The Old Market Assembly leads the way for Zero Tolerance venues in Bristol

By Clare Lowe, Events Coordinator The Old Market Assembly has been open since December 2015 and in late 2016 as well as being a restaurant/bar we started to have more late night events in the venue along with our weekend music nights and nightly shows at The Wardrobe Theatre. The building has a rich history within…
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“There’s nowhere it doesn’t happen”: Street harassment in Bristol, UK

By Dr Jelena Nolan-Roll “One that sticks in my mind is when I was quietly eating a burger by the fountains in central Bristol at the end of a night out. A bloke came up and started harassing me and when he did not get the response he wanted (and I remained polite throughout) he…
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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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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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Vanessa Kisuule on rape jokes and changing attitudes

**This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** At the 2016 Bristol Women’s Voice AGM, we were lucky enough to hear Vanessa Kisuule perform. As part of her performance, she shared with us a post she had written on changing attitudes about rape jokes. Her post is written below. Content warning: mentions of…
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