Help us ban upskirting

Thousands of people have already joined the campaign to ban upskirting - now find out how you can help us win:

By Wera Hobhouse, May 19, 2018 9:05

I’ve been blown away by the thousands of people who have joined the campaign to ban upskirting so far.

Together, I know we can achieve a change in the law.

Two weeks ago at Prime Minister’s, Questions the Prime Minister said the Government were considering supporting my bill ban upskirting. We need to make sure her warm words are backed up with action

That’s why we need you to contact the two Ministers with responsibility for making this change – we must keep pressuring the government to support my bill.

Here’s who we need you to contact – and what we need you to emphasise:

Victoria Atkins MP

Minister for Women and Parliamentary Undersecretary for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability

I have a meeting organised with Victoria ahead of my bill’s second reading in June – could you get in touch and let her know why it is so important as Minister for women she supports my bill?

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Message Victoria

Lucy Frazer MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice

Our discussions with the MoJ have been really encouraging so far – can you thank Lucy for her support and stress how important it is we change the law ASAP?

Email Lucy
Tweet Lucy
Message Lucy

Thank you {{recipient.first_name_or_friend}}; with your help, I know we can ensure that this vile crime becomes what it deserves to be: banned.

With best wishes,

Wera


PS: If you’re stuck for what to say, here’s a message you can send to each of the Ministers:

Victoria Atkins:
Dear Ms Atkins,

Upskirting is a vile crime that violates and degrades victims. Thousands of women are subjected to it every single year and it has a lasting impact on their mental health and wellbeing.

As you know, with the law as it currently stands the Police find it hard to prosecute this – and that’s why campaigners, including Wera Hobhouse MP and Gina Martin have been calling for upskirting to become a specific offence.

Two weeks ago at Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May said she was willing to consider this change. But it will be down you to make sure this happens – the law must fully protect women and girls from this despicable act.

I know Wera and Gina are meeting with you to discuss the campaign, will you commit to supporting Wera’s bill ahead of it’s second reading in June?

Thank you,

[Your Name here]
Lucy Frazer:

Dear Ms Frazer,

Thank you for your support so far. We appreciate your work with those campaigning to make upskirting a specific, sexual offence.

As you know, this is a despicable act that affects thousands of women and girls every year – and it’s currently very hard for the Police to prosecute with the law as it currently stands.

Making upskirting a specific, sexual offence would ensure that the law recognises that this is a crime with a victim and also ensure that the perpetrators are punished.

We hope you continue to work with Wera and Gina to ensure that you and your Parliamentary and Ministerial colleagues support Wera’s bill in June.

Thank you,

[Your name]

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