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The power of zero: how a bold Scotland-based campaign changed the world's thinking about sexual violence

The power of zero: how a bold Scotland-based campaign changed the world's thinking about sexual violence

On Thursday 29th June we hosted an afternoon of conversation at Glasgow Women's Library in celebration of our 25th anniversary.
Posted: July 25, 2017
Blog category: feminism
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Sexual harassment in schools

Sexual harassment in schools

Headlines have been dominated this week by reports highlighting the problem of sexual harassment in schools. While studies have focused on different areas, together they paint a coherent picture: sex and relationships education in schools is not up to scratch.

by Zero Tolerance Media & Events Officer, Lydia House

Posted: September 16, 2016
Blog category: feminism, early years, gender
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Influences, pressures and experiences of young women – SWC Conference

Influences, pressures and experiences of young women – SWC Conference

Our new board member, Lisa Clark, attended the SWC 'Your choice, your future' conference earlier this month. The purpose of the conference was hear the views of young women on employment, participation, and discrimination. Many of the issues raised are very close to our heart - and our work - at  Zero Tolerance. Read Lisa's blog to find out more about the event and how you can get involved in the fight to end sexism and violence against women.

by Zero Tolerance Board Member, Lisa Clark

Posted: October 24, 2015
Blog category: feminism
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Do We Need Feminism?

Do We Need Feminism?

Our Capacity Building Officer had the opportunity to attend a fantastic University of Glasgow Centre for Gender History event at the Glasgow Women’s Library. She reports back. . .

by Zero Tolerance Capacity Building Officer, Liz Ely

Posted: June 5, 2015
Blog category: feminism
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Personal Problems and Women’s Issues: Sexual Violence in Teen TV

Personal Problems and Women’s Issues: Sexual Violence in Teen TV

In recent years, the sexualisation of popular culture, and specifically the impact of this on young people, has been a great source of anxiety, prompting lots of popular media commentary as well as academic research and policy intervention (APA 2007; ASA 2008; Papadopoulos 2010; Gill 2012).

 

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Planning for Equality: Commercial frontages and the exclusion of women from Edinburgh’s public realm

By guest blogger, Chiquita Elvin

Posted: February 28, 2014
Blog category: zero tolerance, men, feminism, prevention education, children, early years, gender, media, rape culture
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Write to End Violence Against Women Awards - Letter to The Sun

I am writing to you as a member of the judging panel of the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards, a new awards scheme recognising and rewarding high quality journalism that makes a positive contribution to changing attitudes to violence against women.

Posted: December 4, 2013
Blog category: feminism, prevention education, gender, media
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Want to challenge sexual harassment at work? That’ll be £1200 please.

Sexual harassment is high on the news agenda right now.
Posted: June 19, 2013
Blog category: scottish government, zero tolerance, scotland, united kingdom, feminism, gender
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Different tune, same old sexism: what kids are learning from pop music

Recently I attended a fantastic fundraiser for the Women’s Support Project, at which comedian and national treasure Elaine C Smith explored the role of pop music in shaping our culture’s attitude to gendered violence and abuse, and to women’s role in society. She sang us a few examples of truly sexist songs, such as the Burt Bacharach classic ‘Wives and Lovers’, which warns women to stay attentive and beautiful to prevent their men from straying: “Hey, little girl, comb your hair, fix your make-up, soon he will open the door,Don't think because there's a ring on your finger, you needn't try any more.

Posted: May 2, 2013
Blog category: feminism, children, early years, gender, media
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Violence against women in the Scottish Media

It’s the last day of February, and as part of our Handle with Care project I have been keeping watch over the media for 1 month. The idea was to get a sample of media coverage on men’s violence against women, and examine the quality of coverage of these issues.
Posted: February 28, 2013
Blog category: scotland, feminism, gender
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