Labour has published proposals to combat violence against women and girls, saying ministers were failing to protect victims. The party accused the government of “treating victims of violence as an afterthought” because Boris Johnson’s administration is yet to publish its own strategy in response to wave of allegations that emerged in the wake of the MeToo movement and Sarah Everard’s killing earlier this year.
Last week, the government set out its legislative agenda in the Queen’s speech, pledging that “proposals would be brought forward” but failed to set out details.
Other proposals include:
• Whole-life tariffs for those who rape, abduct and murder a stranger
• Prohibiting street harassment
• Making misogyny a hate crime
• Banning sex-for-rent
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