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Referenda Case

All Student Vote (Spring 2020)

Misogyny is a Hate Offence



To mandate the DDO/Welfare and Campaigns Officer with support from the Women’s Officer and Trans Students’ Officer to lobby the University & the Government to treat misogyny as a hate offence and conduct a misogyny hate crime policy review at University

This Union Notes:

 

  1. Misogyny is not currently a hate offence according to law in England and Wales.1,2
  2. Nottingham Women’s Centre, University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University collaborated with the Office of Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner to assess the impact of the Misogyny Hate Crime policy that was introduced in 2016 by Nottinghamshire police. 87.1% of respondents agreed that the policy change was good for Nottinghamshire. 93.5% thought the policy change should be continued and 28.2% of those respondents thought it should be continued but amended first in some way.3
  3. In their Hate Crime Interim Report, the NUS found that 41% of incidents involving hate-related verbal abuse, 31% of hate-related physical abuse and 64% of incidents involving display/distribution of threatening, abusive, or insulting material occurred at the student’s institution, including the Students’ Union.4

 

This Union Believes:

 

  1. Misogyny should be seen as a hate offence under the law.
  2. An evaluation of misogyny hate crime policy in the West Midlands and Warwickshire is needed to tackle misogyny effectively.
  3. Discrimination, in all its forms, is a widespread issue affecting students and staff in higher education institutions.

 

This Union Resolves:

 

  1. To mandate the Democracy and Development Officer, Welfare and Campaigns Officer, with support from the Women's Officer and Trans Students' Officer, to lobby University to lobby the Government to treat misogyny as a hate offence.
  2. To mandate the Democracy and Development Officer, Welfare and Campaigns Officer, with support from the Women's Officer and Trans Students' Officer, to lobby the Government to treat misogyny as a hate offence.
  3. To mandate the Democracy and Development Officer, Welfare and Campaigns Officer, with support from the Women's Officer and Trans Students' Officer, to lobby the University to conduct a misogyny hate crime policy review, similar to the project carried out in Nottinghamshire3, with Coventry University, West Midlands Police and Warwickshire Police.