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Join us for a conversation with experts from the Rosey Project Community. At this event they will share findings from their latest research on the impact of the coverage of sexual violence in the media on young survivors. We will also look at the findings from Zero Tolerance’s media monitoring project. The session will be followed by a Q&A session with to talk about what media workers can do to help end violence against women.
Write To End Violence Against Women Public Recognition Awards 2020
Help us recognise media workers who are ending men’s violence against women, one piece at the time.
Zero Tolerance is a national campaigning organisation working to prevent all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). We do this through raising public and political awareness of the causes of VAWG and promoting action on prevention. Our policy and campaign work focus on mainstreaming gender equality, specifically with children and young people, and in the media. We also work directly with key sectors, organisations, and individuals to develop their skills, capacity, and understanding regarding the prevention of VAWG.
In response to the new guidance by the Department for Education in England on teaching gender and biological sex in the classroom, we are concerned by the vague and confusing language which focuses on what teachers shouldn’t teach with regard to trans and non-binary identities, rather than clearly stating what they should teach.
We agree that no teacher or individual working with children and young people should make presumptions about a child’s gender identity or sexual orientation based on their personality, interests, or clothing choices. Teachers and schools must also be a safe space for children to discuss their feelings and experiences of gender identity. The guidance states that teachers should always ‘treat individual students with sympathy and support’ but does not clearly articulate how they might do so.