Domestic Abuse Bill: Government concession on misogyny welcome

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine, who moved the amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill to make misogyny a hate crime, has welcomed the Government’s concession on misogyny to the bill, but renewed calls for it to be made a hate crime.

Christine Jardine MP said: “I am relieved that the Government has recognised the need to act on misogyny and follow the lead already taken on this by some police forces. If we are to better protect women and girls in this country then crimes motivated by hatred towards women and girls must be treated as seriously as racially or religiously motivated hate crimes.

Christine Jardine MP

“This is a moment when we are sadly too aware of the dangers. We are all grateful to everyone who has worked to make this possible.”

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