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Categorising misogyny as a hate crime

EDM (Early Day Motion) 551: tabled on 20 October 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses deep concern about the prevalence of violence against women and girls in our society; notes that, according to the 2021 UN Women UK YouGov survey, 71 per cent of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment in a public space and that this figure rises to 86 per cent among women aged 18 to 24; further notes that, although 59,000 women reported being raped to the police last year, only 1,439 rapists were convicted; deeply regrets that, on average, a woman is killed by a man every three days, according to data from the Femicide Census; recognises that preventing violence against women and girls requires a culture change within the police, the criminal justice service and society as a whole; believes that recording misogyny as a hate crime would help identify trends in crimes motivated by gender, and support survivors to report incidents of rape and sexual assault; and calls on the Government to send a strong message that it is taking violence against women and girls seriously, by making misogyny a hate crime.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2021
Richmond Park
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 21 October 2021
Islington North
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2021
Twickenham
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2021
Livingston
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2021
Stockport
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 22 October 2021
Leicester East
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 22 October 2021
North Down
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2021
St Albans
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 2021
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 October 2021
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 October 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2021
Denton and Reddish
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2021
North East Fife
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2021
Leeds East
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Glasgow North West
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2021
Rochdale
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2021
Hayes and Harlington

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.