A blog from Zero Tolerance.
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
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
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
By guest blogger, Chiquita Elvin
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.View
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.View