Recognising misogyny as a hate crime is not just about data collection. It’s about telling victims that you recognise the impact of what has happened to them, it’s about giving women the confidence to speak out, and it’s about making it clear to everyone that misogynistic behaviour will no longer be tolerated.
TODAY is International Women’s Day (IWD) and enables us to reflect on how far women’s rights have come. It also lets us address the enormous changes that still do need to be made. March 8th, the day recognised by the United Nations, had its roots way back in 1908, when 15,000 women in New York marched to demand shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote.