Zero tolerance to gender violence pledge

2 December 2016 12:00pm–2:00pm

Bristol is the first city in England to take on the challenge of becoming a place free from gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation.

Bristol Women’s voice are working with the City Council and other bodies encouraging all organisations to sign up and take action on this important issue.

You are invited to attend the launch when UNISON South West will sign the pledge.  There will be further information about how all branches might arrange your events to sign and also work with employers to commit to the initiative.

  • Friday December 2nd – 12:00-14:00, Regional office, Vintry House.
  • Speakers – Thangam Debbonaire MP, Charlotte Gage, Partnerships Project Officer, Bristol Women’s Voice  and Regional Secretary Joanne Kaye
  • Lunch will be provided


Please make sure your branch is represented.  We really want as many as possible attending but also need key branch officers or activist as well as other interested members to ensure that the initiative is progressed in branches and with employers.

Gill Gillett will be collating details of those attending, so please confirm attendance and any dietary needs with her  –

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Gender-based violence includes domestic and sexual violence and abuse of adults and children, sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, ‘honour’ based violence, sexual harassment and hate crimes.

UNISON has long campaigned on all these issues, with policies established at NDC , all SOG conferences and many others. Anyone can be the victim of gender-based violence but we know that the majority of those affected are women and girls as a result of unequal distribution of power in society between women and men.