Taking action against gender-based violence
12th October 2017
LPW is joining nearly 60 organisations and employers as a partner of Bristol Zero Tolerance, an initiative aimed at Bristol becoming a city free of gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation.
The Home Office estimates more than 14,000 women aged between 16 and 59 have been the victims of domestic abuse in Bristol over the past year, the figure much higher if older women and men of any age are included.
In signing the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge, Chief Executive Rachel Robinson has committed LPW to fulfilling an action plan including a specific company Gender Based Violence policy. Staff training has already started to enable them to help and support colleagues and children, young people or adults experiencing gender-based violence.
“Learning Partnership West is glad to be part of the movement towards Bristol becoming a city free from gender-based violence. We are implementing a Gender Based Violence Policy and making our staff aware of what they can do to support the communities we serve.” – Rachel Robinson