Commons Committee hears evidence on upskirting

On Tuesday 10th July, witnesses including Chair of the Women & Equalities Select Committee Maria Miller MP, Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt of the Metropolitan Police, and Gina Martin, an upskirting survivor who started a petition last year to have the practice recognised as a specific criminal offence in England and Wales, gave evidence to the Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill Committee at the House of Commons. The proposed Public Bill would add a section to the Sexual Offences Act 2003, setting out two new voyeurism offences aimed at tackling 'upskirting': the act of covertly photographing or recording underneath someone’s clothing without their consent. Read Rape Crisis England and Wales’ response here.


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