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Call for Evidence

Misogyny in music

This submission form is not currently public. Please only use this form if invited to do so by the committee, otherwise your submission might not be considered.


Misogyny in music 

  • What correlation exists, if any, between misogynistic lyrics and violence against women and girls?
  • What types of support exists for women experiencing sexism or misogyny in the music industry? How can they report problems or abuse?
  • How safe do women and girls feel at live music concerts and festivals?
  • What expectations are there on women working in the music industry compared to men? 
  • What steps should the Government and other industry bodies take to tackle misogynistic and sexist attitudes towards women in music?


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Written evidence must address the terms of reference as set out above, but please note that submissions do not have to address every point. Guidance on giving evidence to a select committee of the House of Commons is available here

Individual cases 

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We understand that the issues raised in this work may be sensitive or upsetting. In addition to contacting your G.P the following organisations may be able to offer support or further information:  

Samaritans 116 123 General support for everyone. Call: 116 123 - 24 hours a day, every-day Email:

End Violence Against Women Coalition For information about organisations that can advise on gender-based abuse and support victims and survivors.

Victim Support 08 08 16 89 111