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Respond to the Government consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace

The Government Equalities Office have launched a consultation to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective. The consultation closes on October 2nd 2019.  The conultation defines “sexual harassment is any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that makes you feel intimidated, degraded, humiliated or…
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PRESS RELEASE: Bristol UNISON Branch supports local Zero Tolerance campaign

The Bristol Branch of UNISON has today announced that they are donating £2,000 to the Bristol Zero Tolerance Summer Appeal. The Branch Secretary, Jane Carter, said that: “The Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative is something our branch has supported for a long time and when we heard that their funding had been cut we were really…
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‘Safe Spaces in Secure Communities’ – Understanding Gender and Violence in a Health and Social Care Context

By Manor Community As a provider of health and social care to adults who are all living with a range of very particular emotional needs and cognitive abilities, we at Manor Community are frankly unable to avoid the most sensitive or upsetting parts of people’s lives, such as experiences of gender-based violence. We simply cannot…
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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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16 Days of Activism 2018 – Ending Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work

One of the key themes for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence this year is ending gender-based violence in the world of work. We have looked before at why gender-based violence is a workplace issue so find out how you can get involved! Employers across the South West urged to mark 16 Days…
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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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The Lanes signs up to Bristol Zero Tolerance with a new kind of night!

By The Lanes The Lanes is a multi-purpose venue showcasing craft beer, amazing pizza, bowling, karaoke, live music and club nights bringing in a wide crowd, along with a hostel above. With such a diverse range of services we get a wide range of people and it’s our mission to ensure everyone feels safe and comfortable in our…
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To The Moon sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance

Since opening, To The Moon has been a welcoming and safe space for all members of the community so signing up to Bristol Zero Tolerance has felt like a natural extension to that. We have always enjoyed the range of events that we have been involved with and have hosted many LGBT community events from socials, to club nights,…
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Dentists and Domestic Violence – Checking Up on a Vital Opportunity

By Ruth Cook Bristol Zero Tolerance is currently undertaking a vital project to involve local dental practices in identifying signs of domestic violence and abuse in their patients. The project aims to equip practices with the information and resources necessary for them to help patients who may not be able to report problems to the…
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How should journalists report gender-based violence?

  Gender-based violence is often in the news. Its prevalence in society makes it a ‘hot topic’ for reporters and its complex nature makes it an interesting issue for feature writers. However, the fact that gender-based violence is so complex can mean that even journalists with the best of intentions can misrepresent some of the issues and perpetuate…
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