How can men become 'allies' with women and support them in the fight against misogyny?

ITV News Central's Education Correspondent Peter Bearne visits a new workshop in Nottingham designed to help men understand the impact of misogyny.

Misogyny, sexual harassment and violence against women have never been more in the spotlight.

In the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard, women and girls everywhere have begun sharing their day-to-day experiences as victims.

The vast majority of the discussion it provoked has been around what women can do to protect themselves - from taking the safest route home to thinking about what they wear.

But as men are the perpetrators, isn't it men who should be changing their behaviour?

A survey by UN Women UK found that 97% of young women in this country have experienced sexual harassment.

In a social media post, the Nottingham East MP Nadia Whittome said the shocking headline statistic needed rewriting to emphasise who was responsible.

Now, a unique new workshop has been launched in Nottingham to help men understand the impact of misogyny and become "allies" to women.

The "Stand By Her" programme, run by social enterprise group Communities Inc and Nottinghamshire Women's Aid, teaches men how to challenge sexist behaviour when they see it.

Men who have been through the course say it's been an eye-opener and has encouraged them to reflect on their own behaviour. 

Some, though, believe tackling misogyny needs to start at a much earlier age, as girls are already reporting issues even before they get to secondary school.

Nottingham Free School in Sherwood began teaching its students about the issue after staff became aware of just how much sexist language and behaviour girls were being exposed in their daily lives.

In class, pupils discuss the impact of misogyny and study examples such as sexist lyrics in pop music.

The girls say it gives them the confidence to speak out. The boys say it gives them an appreciation of what their female classmates are experiencing and forces them to think about their own attitudes.

It took the horrific killing of a young woman by a serving police officer for women to start opening up about their treatment at the hands of men.

Many argue it's in men's hands too to put it right.

How men can support women:

Erin Devitt, from Nottinghamshire Women's Aid, gives her tips for men to help understand and stand up to misogynistic behaviour.

1) Think about your space

Erin Devitt said: "Think about how close you are walking to women. Because women are always thinking about risk and people who might be a risk to them."

2) If you spot a woman looking uncomfortable, ask if she needs help

3) If you spot an incident, make yourself known, so the perpetrator knows you are aware of what is going in

4) Cross the street if a woman is ahead of you, to show you are no threat to them