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Tag: sexual violence and abuse

Preventing Sexual Harassment and Abuse at the University of the West of England

By Dr Jane Meyrick How are we taking a ‘whole university’ approach to sexual violence and abuse at the University of the West of England (UWE) through prevention, support, and intervention? We (myself, Prof Kieran McCartan, Dr Zoe Thomas) have worked across the University and local community agencies, keeping student and victim/survivors voice central through…
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“I will do everything within my power to safeguard or prevent the abuse of a child” – CSE Prevention Officer and Coordinator Androulla Nicolaou talks about her role

By Androulla Nicolaou I am originally from Cyprus and I served as a Sergeant in the Cyprus Armed Forces from 1991 to 2000. I moved to Bristol in 2003. People that know me say I am loud, crazy, sociable and will fight my corner for the wellbeing of the children. I joined Avon and Somerset Police…
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Survivors of sexual violence are being denied support: Tell Theresa May this must end now

By Fern Champion, EVAW Campaigner **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** In 2016 I was raped by a man while I was travelling. I was unconscious when he first assaulted me and when I was conscious, I said no repeatedly. He then told me again and again…
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Locating sexual harassment: fault lines, hotspots and ambiguous spaces

By Dr Jane Meyrick **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Women reporting their experiences of #MeToo show us that sexual harassment does not happened in one place. The problem with focusing on one-off episodes or incidents is that we miss the bigger picture of continuous, normalised and cumulative sexual bullying…
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#MeToo is everywhere

By Dr Jane Meyrick **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** We should aim for a society that allows young people to choose a life, not constrained by artificial gender stereotypes and free from gender driven policing – girls not defined in sexual currency, men free to nurture. #MeToo…
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Bristol Zero Tolerance room at International Women’s Day!

We are excited to be hosting The Writing Room again at the Bristol Women’s Voice International Women’s Day celebration on March 2nd 2019! Get your free or donation tickets to avoid queuing for the event HERE! We have another packed agenda in the Bristol Zero Tolerance room as well as stalls with information from: The…
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Relationship and sex education (RSE) in secondary schools: Why’s it all so complicated?

By Dr Helen Bovill, Associate Head of Department Research, Department of Education and Childhood, University of the West of England I recently delivered some lectures to PGCE Secondary Students in the Department of education and Childhood at UWE, regarding recent changes to sex education. I began these sessions by asking students to stand up if they had…
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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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Let’s Talk About Sex: Bristol SU sex and relationships survey

By Sally Patterson, Equality, Liberation and Access Officer, Bristol SU and Alice Phillips, Research & Evaluation Coordinator, Bristol SU Earlier this year Bristol Students’ Union launched the ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ survey to students at the University of Bristol. The survey covered issues as broad as students’ relationships, sex lives, experiences of sexual health services…
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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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