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Jo Swinson calls for misogyny to be made hate crime

by Steve Beasant on 29 January, 2018

Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Jo Swinson MP, told the Victoria Derbyshire Programme that she supports making misogyny a hate crime.

Speaking on the programme, Jo Swinson said:

“Most women have experienced some kind of harassment in their daily life at some point. This is not acceptable, this is not okay.

“This isn’t about making a new crime, it is a hate crime definition that allows for information gathering, it encourages reporting, and means the police can have more intelligence about where misogyny is happening and when it increases.

“There is a real problem with violence against women and this would help give people the confidence to report it.”

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