Opinion: Delighted with mayor’s support to class misogyny as hate crime
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I recently marked International Women’s Day by attending the speaker of Tower Hamlets’ charity tea reception in Canary Wharf.
I was fascinated to hear the inspiring stories of local women who have overcome adversities to become
leaders and mentors in our community.
To coincide with the day, I was delighted to see the mayor of London announce his support for proposals for misogyny to be classified as a hate crime.
This is something I have consistently lobbied the Met Commissioner on, alongside Sadiq Khan, on the back of the campaign pledges I previously made in my publication (available on my City Hall webpage), Policing London: A Vision for a Safer City.
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Finally, I also recently attended the launch of Poplar Works, a project led by Poplar HARCA and partly funded by City Hall.
It was great to witness culture-led regeneration in practice in an area undergoing significant transformation.
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Regeneration should always be about communities and not just bricks and mortar and this project is a good example of this.