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Tag: sexual violence and abuse

New Adverse Childhood Experiences Health Integration Team

Local partners in Bristol have been working together to develop a local approach to preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and to mitigate their immediate and long term impacts. They have been successful in gaining support from Bristol Health Partners to establish an ACE Health Integration Team (HIT) to aid this collaboration. More about the ACE…
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Inhumane, ineffective, indefinite: Life for vulnerable women inside Britain’s detention centres

By Lubnaa Joomun for the UK’s Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration lawyers which offers legal aid support for asylum-seekers, detainees, sex trafficking survivors and victims of domestic abuse.   Among the 2,000 women seeking asylum in the UK who are detained every year, between 77% and 85% are victims of gender-based violence. This…
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Domestic Abuse Bill Does Not Go Far Enough to Protect Migrant Women

By Bethany Morris, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service; an organisation of leading immigration solicitors. @IASImmigration In January 2019, the UK Government published the draft Domestic Abuse Bill in attempt to tackle the crisis of gender-based violence, which according to the National Crime Survey for England and Wales, increased by 23% between 2017…
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We Sing in Fire and Blood: A Virtual Reality Opera

By BWV Community Reporter Suzi Bratt I recently had my first ever virtual reality experience, in an arcade in Cabot Circus. Whilst I enjoyed soaring above the city on a simulated rollercoaster and being jumped at by creepy characters on a ghost train, it was refreshing to see VR being used for a less commercial…
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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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