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Following comments made by the Prime Minister to the media earlier today, the West Midlands Victims’ Commissioner, Nicky Brennan said: “Recording misogyny as a hate crime would help women have more trust in the police as well as giving the police the ability to get to the root causes of violence against women and girls.

“We need to challenge misogyny wherever it arises and the police need to show that they take it seriously as well.

“Making misogyny a hate crime would allow police forces to much better collect information around the scale of the problem, as well as changing the culture within policing and enable perpetrators to be held to account for their actions through the Criminal Justice System.

“The Prime Minister should be leading the way in the fight against misogyny and hate against women and I’d urge him to rethink this to protect women and help challenge attitudes which pose a danger to women.”

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