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Make misogyny a hate crime in London

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Dear Commissioner Cressida Dick,

Making misogyny a hate crime in London and across England and Wales.

We are writing to you as community leaders from London’s diverse educational, cultural and religious institutions, as well as national women’s organisations. We call on you to follow the example set by other police forces, such as the Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire police forces, and make misogyny a hate crime recorded by the Metropolitan Police.

Data shows that an overwhelming huge majority of young women (85%) and nearly half (45%) of all women have been sexually harassed in public places.  Yet, only one in ten received help after these incidents.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) are meeting shortly to discuss a national roll out of this policy. We urge you to agree that all police forces in England and Wales should record misogyny as a hate crime, so that we can begin to address the underlying cause of violence against women and girls, which is endemic in our society.

Read our full letter here.

Please add your name to this call and co-sign a letter to Cressida Dick, Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

Who's signing

Hannah Feldman
Samantha Ferrell
Joe Shine
Simon Ardizzone
Andrew Cheeseman
Serena Lander
Chris Barlow
Filippo Lizza
Zeenat Suleman
Vicki Ryf
Niamh Newman
Peter Francis-Mullins
Andrew McCulloch
Hadia Alhalaki
Rosemary Ellum
Jenny Headlam-Wells
Elayce Ismail
Kate Sotejeff-Wilson
Emmalu Fox
Jayne Osgood
Alex Murray
Christine Lewis
Catherine Muller
Malcolm Shepherd
Claudia Rodriguez
Clare Pearson
Vanessa Whyte
Michelle Shine
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  • Hannah Feldman
    signed 2018-07-09 13:38:49 +0100
    I am signing this because I am among the 85% of women who have been sexually harassed at work, in the streets, in bars, waiting at the bus stop – yet I’ve never felt empowered or able to report this to the police. By making misogyny a hate crime you will send a powerful message to all women that these experiences are NOT OK, they are NOT something we should just “grin and bear”. Perhaps the next generation will feel more empowered to report and eventually prevent this traumatising abuse.
  • Samantha Ferrell
    signed 2018-07-09 13:19:44 +0100
  • Joe Shine
    signed 2018-07-09 13:17:21 +0100
    I agree that this should be nationalised, but the legislation needs to be strengthened after just one conviction in Nottinghamshire over two years.
  • Simon Ardizzone
    signed 2018-07-09 12:41:31 +0100
  • Andrew Cheeseman
    signed 2018-07-09 12:27:43 +0100
  • Serena Lander
    signed 2018-07-09 12:26:08 +0100
  • Chris Barlow
    signed 2018-07-09 11:42:41 +0100
  • Millie Plin
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-09 11:35:52 +0100
    Sign our letter calling on Cressida Dick, chief of the Met Police, to make misogyny a hate crime in London@metpoliceuk
  • Filippo Lizza
    signed 2018-07-09 11:30:54 +0100
  • Zeenat Suleman
    signed 2018-07-09 11:23:37 +0100
  • Vicki Ryf
    signed 2018-07-09 11:13:12 +0100
  • Niamh Newman
    signed 2018-07-09 11:12:06 +0100
  • Peter Francis-Mullins
    signed 2018-07-09 11:10:57 +0100
  • Andrew McCulloch
    signed 2018-07-09 10:57:44 +0100
  • Hadia Alhalaki
    signed 2018-07-09 10:54:33 +0100
  • Rosemary Ellum
    signed 2018-07-09 10:42:55 +0100
  • Jenny Headlam-Wells
    signed 2018-07-09 10:39:49 +0100
  • Elayce Ismail
    signed 2018-07-09 10:34:08 +0100
  • Kate Sotejeff-Wilson
    signed 2018-07-09 10:33:46 +0100
  • Emmalu Fox
    signed 2018-07-09 10:31:26 +0100
  • Jayne Osgood
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-09 10:29:58 +0100
    Sign our letter calling on Cressida Dick, chief of the Met Police, to make misogyny a hate crime in London@metpoliceuk
  • Jayne Osgood
    signed 2018-07-09 10:29:30 +0100
  • Alex Murray
    signed 2018-07-09 10:28:01 +0100
    Nottingham’s fantastic work on getting misogyny recognised as a hate crime should be the norm, not an outlier. This is a powerful and common sense campaign and I look forward to seeing the Met police and forces about the country recognise this and act soon.
  • Christine Lewis
    signed 2018-07-09 10:27:35 +0100
  • Catherine Muller
    signed 2018-07-09 10:27:01 +0100
  • Malcolm Shepherd
    signed 2018-07-09 10:24:26 +0100
  • Claudia Rodriguez
    signed 2018-07-09 10:20:16 +0100
  • Clare Pearson
    signed 2018-07-09 10:14:53 +0100
  • Vanessa Whyte
    signed 2018-07-09 10:14:03 +0100
  • Michelle Shine
    signed 2018-07-09 10:05:55 +0100

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