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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01892

Tackling Misogyny and Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Jim Fairlie, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Friday, November 5, 2021

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Alasdair Allan, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Natalie Don, Bob Doris, James Dornan, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Russell Findlay, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Marie McNair, Carol Mochan, Audrey Nicoll, Paul O'Kane, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Michelle Thomson, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber
Current status: Achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament believes, and is concerned, that misogyny and violence against women and girls continues to blight society; welcomes the Police Scotland campaign, Don’t be that Guy, as what it considers a positive contribution in encouraging men to take responsibility for stopping violence and discrimination against women and girls across all settings and, it considers, in tackling the idea that it is the responsibility of women and girls to protect themselves from male violence, rather than the other way round; considers that what it sees as male-dominated environments and organisations, such as sports clubs, have a particular role to play in spreading this message; believes that lasting change happens when small acts are repeated en masse, and notes the call for individual men, including those in the Perthshire South and Kinross-shire constituency, to make the simple changes to their behaviour that it considers can lead to the societal peer group change in attitudes that it believes is needed to bring an end to the pathways that lead to discrimination and violence against women and girls.