26 FEBRUARY 2019

This report was produced by The Fawcett Society and global law firm Hogan Lovells. In it you will find:

  • An executive summary outlining existing data and the context surrounding sexual harassment in Parliament
  • A public survey which assesses public attitudes towards the sexual harassment scandal in Westminster, the demand for change and the impact of sexual harassment on political participation and perceptions of politics
  • A comprehensive review of the UK legal framework and a clear analysis of how existing legislation fails to protect specific political actors from sexual harassment
  • A similar review of the legal status of elected officials and other political actors in Australia, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, and Sweden to identify whether an alternative model might improve accountability and support for those who have experienced sexual harassment in the UK
  • Anonymous excerpts from testimonies of women who have been sexually harassed whilst working in politics
  • A list of recommendations based on the findings of the report, to inform policy-makers on the necessary changes that are needed
    to prevent and tackle sexual harassment in UK politics

Download the report here

See the report press release here