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Combat harassment and violence against against LGBT people

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We will vigorously combat harassment and violence [...] against LGBT people.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.20

Our verdict

  • 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 UK hate crime action plan is due to expire in 2020, and there has been no progress update under this government on the 2018 LGBT Action Plan, 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 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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