6 MARCH 2018

Melanie Onn MP (Great Grimsby) has secured a Westminster Hall debate on ‘misogyny as a hate crime’. This briefing outlines The Fawcett Society’s support for the policy. More information is available in the report from Fawcett’s Sex Discrimination Law Review, published in January 2018.

In this briefing you will find:

  • A summary of why we think misogyny should be classified as a hate crime, but also why it cannot be the only solution to tackling violence against women and girls
  • The definition of hate crime, the differences between misogyny hate crime and gender hate crime, and a summary of intersectional hate crime
  • Information about prosecuting misogyny as a hate crime, including international comparisons with the law in Canada, the United States, and the European Union

Download the report: Misogyny Hate Crime Westminster Hall debate briefing