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BAVA - Bristol Against Violence and Abuse

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This website provides information about different types of violence and abuse and support services that can help. There is also information on how to help others and how to raise awareness of violence and abuse.

What is BAVA?

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse against women and girls and domestic and sexual violence against men. Formerly Bristol Domestic Abuse Forum (BDAF); the name change to BAVA enables Bristol to reflect the government policy to challenge all types of gender-based violence. Read the summary of Bristol strategy or read the full Bristol Strategy.

BAVA is supported by Safer Bristol and there are regular meetings to give people a chance to develop their knowledge, network, and discuss current issues and successes.

To get in touch, contact bava@bristol.gov.uk. Please note this email address is not for people needing support due to abuse; if you need support please contact one of the support agencies listed on this website or dial 999 in an emergency.

News and Campaigns

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BAVA campaign film #noexcusebristol

As part of the No Excuse to Rape Me campaign 2014, BAVA has created a short film that highlights why Bristol will not tolerate any excuse for rape or sexual assualt. Using the hastag #noexcuseBristol, people across the city sumitted their clips and photos to raise awareness of the campaign and to stress that the victim is NEVER […]

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