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Tag: sexual violence and abuse

The Southmead Project: Supporting both survivors and perpetrators of abuse

By Johanna De Wolf The Southmead Project is a Bristol charity which provides counselling and group work for those who are both survivors and perpetrators of abuse. We spoke to Gerry Monaghan, one of the co-ordinators at the Southmead Project, about what Bristol Zero Tolerance means to the organisation. The Southmead Project is primarily a…
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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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Kinergy, embodying the principles of Bristol Zero Tolerance

Kinergy is a Bristol based, professional, confidential counselling service for survivors of sexual violence, sexual abuse and/or rape supporting both male and female survivors from 16 years of age. Heads of Counselling Donal Carmody and Nicola Edmunds told us how Bristol Zero Tolerance is incorporated into their work. Kinergy has been based on the boarder of…
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The University of Bristol supporting Bristol Zero Tolerance

The University of Bristol were instrumental in setting up Bristol Zero Tolerance and championing the issue of addressing gender-based violence by creating the Forum Against Sexual Violence and Harassment with UWE, and other partners, to better support students. We caught up with Professor Judith Squires, Pro Vice-Chancellor, to find out what they have been working…
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What Bristol Student’s Union are doing to support Zero Tolerance

By University of Bristol Student’s Union For those students that have been involved in the Union’s democratic structures recently it will come as no surprise that sexual violence and harassment has become a hot topic across campus. With the Reclaim the Night march in November 2015, the input we had in the University’s Consent Workshops at the beginning of…
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The Bridge signs up to Bristol Zero Tolerance

By Megan Kissane The Bridge is the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Avon and Somerset, and they have just signed the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge. We talk to Centre Manager Debbie Burunou, and Louise Davey, the Performance and Development Manager and Crisis Worker, about why they have signed up. ‘All the staff have been so…
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How Bristol Zero Tolerance fits into providing a holistic service at Eden House

The Eden House Project provides a unique service to women involved in the criminal justice system across Bristol. They have signed up to Bristol Zero Tolerance to link this in with the work that they are doing on the nine pathways which are linked to reducing offending behaviour. We spoke to Katie Kwidzinski, their Pathways…
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End It Now and UWESU supports Bristol Zero Tolerance

By Ruth O’Leary For a student coming to university can often mean a new city, a new sense of freedom and completely new social interactions. Often you start finding out who you are as a person and what you’re truly interested in. For most this is an exciting new prospect but for others this can…
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‘My support for Bristol Zero Tolerance’ – Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset

The current Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens, in her guest blog tells us what she has been doing to support Bristol Zero Tolerance since first signing the pledge in March 2015.  I am delighted to have signed the Bristol Zero Tolerance Pledge as your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). It…
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Laura Bates: Gender-based violence is everybody’s business

**This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Zero Tolerance Project Officer Charlotte Gage sat down with Guardian Columnist and Everyday Sexism Project founder Laura Bates to discuss Bristol’s initiative to tackle gender-based violence and how we should be tackling violence both in Bristol and nationally. We also discussed…
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