Wiesbaden (dpa / lhe) - The Women’s Union and Hesse’s Justice Minister Eva Kühne-Hörmann (CDU) are calling for vigorous action against hatred and agitation against women on the Internet.

The corona pandemic has increased online behavior again, which has also led to an increase in hate comments, said Frauen Union chairmen Annette Widmann-Mauz and Kühne-Hörmann on Monday.

Women would be confronted disproportionately often with hateful comments in a sexual context and because of their external appearance.

As a consequence of the development, the two CDU politicians demanded that misogynist crimes must be recorded separately in the police crime statistics.

All facts from verbal violence to physical violence should be taken into account in the various escalation levels.

On the basis of the police statistics, situation reports would have to be created and action approaches for the police would have to be derived from them.

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has already signaled willingness to discuss the application of the Women's Union, said Widmann-Mauz.

It is crucial, however, that the state police are also appropriately sensitized to the misogynist crimes.


Without identification of the perpetrators, no criminal prosecution is possible. Therefore, the currently suspended data storage should come back, demanded the two CDU politicians. The law enforcement authorities need sufficient investigative tools both on the Internet and in the analog world. It should therefore be checked whether, in the event of hatred and agitation on the Internet, it is possible for the law enforcement authorities to intervene without a criminal complaint.

Internet platforms such as Google, Facebook and Twitter should better meet their responsibilities.

At the moment, however, the platforms could not always be forced to cooperate with German investigative authorities.

Therefore, international legal regulations are necessary so that these platforms can not only invoke their community rights, but also cooperate with the German investigative authorities in the case of crimes committed in Germany.

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