Misogyny should be made a hate crime

Caroline Pidgeon spoke in the London Assembly in support of a motion requesting the Mayor to strengthen London's institutional response to violence against women and girls, and to write to the Home Secretary to call for a register of domestic abusers, and for misogyny to be made a hate crime.

Caroline said:

"The Mayor's campaign, Have a Word, is a really welcome initiative to start to tackle this and call out behaviour and help to educate. But it is just a start.

I fully support having a public health response to Violence Against Women and Girls, but I really believe it's time that misogyny was made a hate crime, if we are then going to be able to tackle this unacceptable creep in our society, diminishing progress that has been made on women's equality over many years."

Read the London Assembly's unanimous motion.