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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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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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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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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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Turning Pain into Power

By Gabriella Wood **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Domestic violence is a prevalent issue, with concerning high statistics on how many individuals are affected. There is no reliable data on the prevalence of domestic abuse but the Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) offers the best…
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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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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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The University of the West of England show their support for a Zero Tolerance Bristol

The University of the West of England (UWE) have been involved in Bristol Zero Tolerance from the beginning and are championing the issue of addressing gender-based violence in Bristol with the University of Bristol and others. We spoke to Professor Jane Harrington, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, to find out what has been implemented and what they are…
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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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