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New term: time for MSPs to get to work

New term: time for MSPs to get to work

It’s the first week of a new parliamentary term in Scotland. The Scottish Parliament reconvened on 1 September after the summer recess. Violence against women is seldom far from the order of business in Scotland’s law-making chamber, and this session is no exception. We hope that MSPs have sharpened their pencils. . .

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp
Posted: September 2, 2015
Blog category: scottish government
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We are a Living Wage employer

We are a Living Wage employer

We're excited to share the news that Zero Tolerance has recently been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. All of our staff, including contractors and interns, will get paid at least the Living Wage.

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: August 18, 2015
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Women with Learning Disabilities: Equal & Healthy Lives

Women with Learning Disabilities: Equal & Healthy Lives

Clare from Zero Tolerance went to the Scottish Consortium on Learning Disabilities (SCLD) Equal and Healthy Lives Event in Glasgow this past June. This Easy Read blog shares some of the things she learned that day.

by Zero Tolerance Information and Communications Officer, Clare McKeown

Posted: August 16, 2015
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Remembering Evelyn Gillan: a force for good

Remembering Evelyn Gillan: a force for good

"The value of any legacy is the extent to which people pick up the baton and carry on with it.” We are carrying that baton to this day. Everyone who works and volunteers at Zero Tolerance now is grateful for Evelyn’s amazing work, and mindful of the fact that we are carrying her legacy – we know that it is a privilege.

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: July 27, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance
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Sexual Entertainment Venues: a new law and a chance for change

Sexual Entertainment Venues: a new law and a chance for change

Zero Tolerance thinks that these venues contribute to a sleazy, sexist, objectifying culture, which normalises gender inequality and increases violence against women. We would rather they didn’t exist. But, sometimes, change comes in increments.

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: July 3, 2015
Blog category: commercial sexual exploitation, lap dancing, stripping
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Zero Tolerance supports ICchange campaign demanding David Cameron ratify the Istanbul Convention on VAW

Zero Tolerance supports ICchange campaign demanding David Cameron ratify the Istanbul Convention on VAW

Zero Tolerance joins ICchange in calling on David Cameron to ratify the Istanbul Convention and demonstrate that his government see preventing men’s violence against women as a priority – not as something that can put off for a more ‘convenient’ time.

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Laura Tomson
Posted: July 2, 2015
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We’re launching this year’s Write to End Violence Against Women Awards!

We’re launching this year’s Write to End Violence Against Women Awards!

We’re delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 2015 Write to End Violence Against Women Awards. There are a few changes this year that we are very excited to let you know about. We’re keen to build on the success of the first two years’ awards and reach an even wider audience this year. And we need your help.

by Clare McKeown, Zero Tolerance Information & Communications Officer

Posted: June 18, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance
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Make your voice heard on VAW and the law

Make your voice heard on VAW and the law

The Scottish Government is consulting on whether or not it should make changes to the criminal law in Scotland, as it relates to violence against women (VAW).  Make your voice heard on these important issues.

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: June 10, 2015
Blog category: scottish government
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“Sexual Entertainment Venues”: Where are we now?

“Sexual Entertainment Venues”: Where are we now?

Here at Zero Tolerance, we’re keeping tabs on various developments including the Scottish Government’s consultation on a new domestic abuse offence; legislation on Human Trafficking; and legislation to create a new licensing regime for Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEVs). This blog is an update on the last of these – SEVs, or lap-dancing clubs, as most people call them.

Posted: June 9, 2015
Blog category: scotland, lap dancing, stripping
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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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