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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

Andoni Sanchez
Peggy Karvouni
Bridget Lawless
Tiffany Smyly
Paula Shaw
Jacqui Teixeira
Andrew Thorne
Sue Turrell
Cecilia Jastrzembska
Tricia Young
Janet Darley
James Clark
Tamara Joseph
Penny Bennett
Lorna Smith
Joanne Pountney
Esmat Jeraj
Mikey Lowe
James Rio
Laura Stuart-Berry
Justyna Ostrowska
Amanda Chetwynd-Cowieson
Matthew Fletcher
Natasha White
Rohan Kon
Jess Baker
Lizzy Good
Poppy O’Toole
Neil Cooper
157 signatures

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  • Andoni Sanchez
    signed 2018-07-09 10:05:19 +0100
  • Peggy Karvouni
    signed 2018-07-09 10:05:09 +0100
  • Bridget Lawless
    signed 2018-07-09 09:55:00 +0100
  • Tiffany Smyly
    signed 2018-07-09 09:52:38 +0100
  • Paula Shaw
    signed 2018-07-09 09:51:33 +0100
  • Jacqui Teixeira
    signed 2018-07-09 09:51:28 +0100
  • Andrew Thorne
    signed 2018-07-09 09:27:17 +0100
    It’s ridiculous that a crime that specifically affects one group of citizens only is not classed as a hate crime.
  • Sue Turrell
    signed 2018-07-09 08:34:23 +0100
  • Cecilia Jastrzembska
    signed 2018-07-09 05:27:24 +0100
  • Tricia Young
    signed 2018-07-08 21:36:10 +0100
    I was subjected to a vile mysogynistic verbal assault last year. I was very shaken up and intimidated and later reported the incident to the police. They advised me that no offence had been committed and there was therefore nothing they could do. This must change immediately. Men who abuse in this way must be help to account. They cannot be allowed to act with total impunity.
  • Janet Darley
    signed via 2018-07-08 11:45:10 +0100
  • James Clark
    signed 2018-07-07 13:20:09 +0100
  • Tamara Joseph
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-07 06:50:10 +0100
    Sign our letter calling on Cressida Dick, chief of the Met Police, to make misogyny a hate crime in London@metpoliceuk
  • Tamara Joseph
    signed 2018-07-07 06:49:36 +0100
  • Penny Bennett
    signed 2018-07-05 23:31:23 +0100
  • Lorna Smith
    signed 2018-07-05 20:43:42 +0100
  • Joanne Pountney
    signed 2018-07-05 18:16:05 +0100
    Totally Necessary. I have experienced misogyny for years! Women have for centuries!!! Times up
  • Esmat Jeraj
    signed 2018-07-05 00:07:21 +0100
  • Mikey Lowe
    signed 2018-07-04 21:12:12 +0100
  • James Rio
    signed 2018-07-04 15:45:42 +0100
  • Laura Stuart-Berry
    signed 2018-07-04 12:43:52 +0100
  • Justyna Ostrowska
    signed 2018-07-04 12:03:27 +0100
  • Amanda Chetwynd-Cowieson
    signed 2018-07-04 10:51:02 +0100
  • Matthew Fletcher
    signed 2018-07-04 10:32:44 +0100
  • Natasha White
    signed 2018-07-04 09:51:20 +0100
  • Rohan Kon
    signed 2018-07-04 09:02:21 +0100
    Campaigns Coordinator, LSE
  • Jess Baker
    signed 2018-07-04 08:34:23 +0100
  • Lizzy Good
    signed 2018-07-04 00:32:15 +0100
  • Poppy O’Toole
    signed 2018-07-03 22:30:12 +0100
  • Neil Cooper
    signed 2018-07-03 22:18:30 +0100

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