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WEC to hold follow-up session on its Misogyny in music report

Evidence session 

Misogyny in music inquiry

Wednesday, 24 April 2.20pm

Venue: Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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The Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) will hold a follow-up session on its landmark Misogyny in music report with senior representatives from the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA) and the Office for Students (OfS).

Despite warnings women pursuing careers in music face “endemic” misogyny and discrimination in a sector dominated by self-employment and gendered power imbalances, the Government failed to accept WEC’s wide-ranging recommendations to transform industry protections relating to the Equality Act and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

During the session, the cross-party committee of MPs will examine CIISA’s development and remit as a non-statutory standards watchdog for the creative industries, its sanctions and powers, plus the prevalence of discrimination, harassment and abuse.

CIISA backed the recommendations made in WEC’s report and the Office for Students (OfS) is consulting on new regulatory requirements to tackle sexual misconduct in higher education. The session will also discuss WEC’s July 2023 report Attitudes towards women and girls in educational settings which called for an improved focus on tackling sexual harassment on university campuses.


Witnesses from 2.20pm       

  • Jen Smith, Interim Chief Executive, CIISA 
  • Andrew Medlock, Interim Chief Operating Officer, CIISA 
  • David Smy, Deputy Director of Enabling Regulation, Office for Students 

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