In the UK, a woman is killed by a man every three days and in recent years we have seen a frightening rise in hatred of women and misogynistic views. Education is a key to addressing this and it has to begin early. Headteacher Sarah Wordlaw advises how
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Misogyny is a dislike of, contempt for or ingrained prejudice against women. This is a safeguarding issue which affects all, irrespective of their gender.

The word has evolved to encompass the more widely held attitudes and behaviours that relegate women to subordinate positions and maintain the power imbalance which characterises male/female relations.

To quote the final report of the Working Group on Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland: “It is these attitudes – and the conduct which flows from them – which prevent us achieving genuine equality.” (Kennedy, 2022)

Official statistics tell us that, in the UK in 2023, a woman was killed by a man every three days.

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