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July 16th 2018

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Meeting on Hate Crime

Halley students invited to speak at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) meeting on hate crime and express their views and share the work they have achieved so far in their own community.

The Social Action Group at the Halley Academy is committed to making and advocating for change and this year they have been presenting their concerns around violence against woman and girls and misogyny to some of the most influential politicians. Our work is being supporting by Citizens UK.   The students recently campaigned for misogyny to be recognised as a hate crime and attempted to influence the Chief Superintendent of Lewisham, Bexley and Greenwich who had the power to vote on this important decision.

Following the this recent visit to Lewisham Police Station we were then invited by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to attend their next meeting on hate crime.

The All-Parliamentary Parliamentary Group brings together civil society, parliamentarians, law enforcement, academics, and specialist support agencies to improve public knowledge and awareness of hate crime in the UK.  The meeting focused on misogyny and its link to hate crime and discrimination.  Halley students were invited to Parliament and given a special opportunity to express their views and share the work they have achieved so far in their own community. We received fabulous feedback and our students were inspirational.  We cannot think of a better way to end the term.

 

Written by S Slocombe

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