Zero Tolerance believes it is never too early to question what is seen as ‘normal’ or what is traditionally expected of boys and girls in our society. In fact, we believe that doing so from a very young age helps to protect children from the negative consequences of inequality and discrimination as they grow into adults.
Violence against women (VAW) can affect all aspects of our lives, both in terms of lived experience and in the wider culture we inhabit. Violence against women is by its very nature and prevalence present in our everyday lives. With the average person spending a third of their time at work, it affects our workplaces as well.
Ending Men’s Violence Against Women Statement of Intent
The Cross Party Group on Men’s Violence Against Women is urging all MSPs and relevant organisations to sign the Statement of Intent and signal support for working towards a Scotland that is free of violence against women and girls.
News reports are where most people get their knowledge about specific incidents of violence against women as well as general stories about its nature and prevalence. Good reporting can play a vital role in increasing understanding of violence against women and challenging its place in our society.
Under Pressure is a training course for professionals working with young people. It is aimed at increasing awareness of the issue of abuse and sexual exploitation in young people’s relationships, as well as equipping workers with skills and knowledge to prevent and address this problem in their practice.