Combat harassment and violence against against LGBT people
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Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.20
We will vigorously combat harassment and violence [...] against LGBT people.
- This is a promise to reduce or prevent violence and harassment against groups or individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, often referred to as “hate crime”, or more recently as “identity-based violence”.
- The existing UK hate crime action plan dates back to 2016 and is due to expire in 2020, but the Domestic Abuse Bill, which is progressing through Parliament, contains provisions which go some way towards meeting this policy objective.
- We did not find a new or updated coordinated strategy focused on this pledge, but the reintroduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill in March 2020 is evidence of at least some action under this government, so this policy is ‘in progress’.
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