14/08/2017 - Exchange signs up to Zero Tolerance Initiative

Exchange has signed up to the Bristol Zero Tolerance Initiative. Over the past ten years it has always been important to us that people feel safe in our venues and becoming a part of this Initiative and making others aware of issues such as these was a no brainer.

Bristol Zero Tolerance is a new initiative set up by Bristol Women’s Commission working towards Bristol becoming a city free from gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation. Bristol is the first city in England to take on this challenge and we hope that it will inspire other cities to implement similar initiatives.

This Commission-led initiative works with the City Council and other bodies to bring together existing action on gender-based violence across the city and are encouraging and supporting other organisations to sign up and take action on this important issue. City leaders and major employers across the city are invited to lead by example by signing the pledge and committing to taking at least one action to promote a Zero Tolerance to gender-based violence.

The vision of the Zero Tolerance City initiative is for Bristol to become a city with a zero tolerance approach to gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation.

“We think Bristol Zero Tolerance is a really important project that we’re delighted to be a part of. We strive to create a space that is welcoming, safe and tolerant for everyone who comes to see a show. We strongly believe that live music should be an experience that is open to everyone and we’re looking forward to working with Bristol Zero Tolerance to help get that message across.” - Iwan Best, Events Manager

For more information about Bristol Zero Tolerance please visit their website at www.bristolzerotolerance.com

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