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Time for a ‘Plan F’

Time for a ‘Plan F’

"One of the clearest manifestations of inequality between women and men is the way in which our economy operates primarily in the interests of men and hugely disadvantages women."

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: March 18, 2015
Blog category: children
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“The dress”, the follow-up advert, and the hidden story

“The dress”, the follow-up advert, and the hidden story

"This research (among many other studies) shows that coercive control is a serious and prevalent form of abuse, which may prevent women from seeking help; yet many campaigns still focus on the physical."

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: March 9, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance
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Opening Conversations about 50 Shades of Grey

Opening Conversations about 50 Shades of Grey

"For those of us who work with young people, this presents a challenge and an opportunity to discuss what constitutes a healthy relationship."

by Zero Tolerance Development Officer Liz Ely

Posted: February 16, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance, media
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Three ways a citizen’s income could help prevent men's violence against women

Three ways a citizen’s income could help prevent men's violence against women

In January Women in Scotland's Economy (WISE) hosted a conference on feminist economics to celebrate and continue the life work of much missed 'feminist legend' Ailsa McKay. The event covered a wide range of feminist economic issues, from childcare to gender budgeting – all of which have massive implications for gender equality and violence against women (VAW) prevention.

by Zero Tolerance Capacity Building Officer, Liz Ely

Posted: February 3, 2015
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Ched Evans and Workplace Cultures

Ched Evans and Workplace Cultures

Over the past few weeks, Zero Tolerance has been contacted several times by journalists and broadcasters seeking comment on the Ched Evans case. It is generally our policy not to comment on individual cases. However, following the decision taken at the end of last week by another football club, Oldham Athletic, to not sign Evans, we felt that the conclusion of this particular case has highlighted some of the wider tensions for employers (and prospective employers) who want to take steps towards preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG), and need concrete advice for dealing with employees who choose to commit violence.

 

Posted: January 13, 2015
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