City leaders and major employers and organisations across the city are invited to lead by example by signing the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge to commit to taking at least one action to promote zero tolerance and to work towards Bristol becoming a Zero Tolerance City. In order to eradicate gender-based violence, we need to have a shared understanding, approach and commitment.
We work with businesses to raise awareness of gender-based violence issues for their staff and customers including providing training. In particular businesses in the night time economy are encouraged to sign up and get involved to address sexual harassment.
If you want to find out more about your organisation getting involved contact us.
Sign the pledge
By signing the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge, your organisation or business agrees to be proactive and play your part in making Bristol a Zero Tolerance City.
Write an action plan
Once businesses have signed the pledge we will work with you to develop an action plan for the areas where you think that you can make the most difference either internally with your employees, or with external customers/service users and business partners, such as contractors.
Partners are asked to take action in at least one of the following areas:
- Awareness raising
- Review of policies and procedures
- Initiatives e.g. to improve staff safety
- Creation of safer spaces
You may find that you are doing a lot already and this is a chance to bring together and highlight this work under Zero Tolerance.
This template action plan also gives some ideas for actions that organisations can take and you can also look at the action plans of other partners on their individual pages.
Voluntary sector organisations signing up
We also work with voluntary sector organisations and services across the city to highlight their work and join up different sectors to make links in terms of gender-based violence support and prevention. This links in to the work of the Prevention Network.
Partners who have signed up can access our ‘Domestic Abuse: It’s Your Business’ training developed by Women’s Aid. Find out more here.
For Partners in the night time economy we also recommend that they sign up to the Good Night Out campaign and receive training for staff on responding to sexual harassment. Find out more here.
We also work with other local organisations to provide training for businesses on a variety of issues including:
- Sexual Harassment in the Work Place: Identification, Prevention, and Support
- Responding to disclosures
- Gender equality in the workplace
- Understanding Forced Marriage
- Human trafficking and modern slavery