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There will be another protest in Manchester in December to get Misogyny recognised as a hate crime

Making Manchester a leading suffragette city for one more night

#MisogynyISHate is hosting another protest on 5th December at the University of Manchester Students' Union to get misogyny recognised as a hate crime.

The #MisogynyISHate campaign is asking for 1000 Women to rally alongside them to ask Greater Manchester Police for a change in policy to get misogyny recognised as a hate crime.

Right everyone this is IT. Our Rally event is now live!!!This is THE big, last chance to show GMP that Misogyny needs…

Posted by Misogyny Is Hate on Saturday, October 20, 2018

Misogyny is defined as the hatred of and active prejudice against women or girls. Misogyny is not currently recognised as a hate crime in UK legislation, nor in the majority of police precincts: including Manchester.

In the Facebook event, the campaign describes Manchester as "one of the most dangerous cities in the UK for a woman right now. In society, 45 per cent of women having been groped in a public place and a third of school girls aged 14-21 have been sexually assualted".

Speaking to the Manchester Tab, Devi Josh, one of the campaigner leaders of the movement said: "Chief Constable Ian Hopkins COULD turn around tomorrow and make misogynistic acts a reportable offence in Greater Manchester.

"Women have reported feeling safer and more empowered in Nottingham, where Misogyny has now been recognised as a Hate Crime.

"If Misogyny is recognised as a Hate Crime in Manchester, the police force will be given training in recognising and responding to Misogyny. This will hopefully increase trust in the Police's ability to handle traumatic experiences."

Register to the event for free here.

They're also looking for influential speakers, women with testimony to share, performers and leaders. You can contact them here.