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Minister for Women questioned on sexual harassment

04 July 2018

The Women and Equalities Committee questions Minister for Women Victoria Atkins MP for its inquiry into sexual harassment of women and girls in public places.

Focus of the Session

  • the evidence the Government has for the prevalence, perpetration, scale and impact of sexual harassment of women and girls in public places;
  • how the Government is complying with its domestic and international obligations to tackle the problem;
  • where there may be gaps in government policy and the action the Government is taking to fill them;
  • the work to prevent sexual harassment and the role of the media; and
    concerns about specific gaps in protection including:
  • the law on image-based sexual abuse (including ‘upskirting’);
  • the lack of a consistent approach to tackling sexual harassment and sexual offending across the public transport network; 
  • the role of local authorities and other local bodies in ensuring women’s safety at night;
  • the regulation and enforcement of female students’ safety at university;

Witness

Wednesday 4 July 2018

At 10.15am

  • Victoria Atkins MP, Minister for Women

Further information

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