Opinion: Delighted with mayor’s support to class misogyny as hate crime

City and East Assembly member, Unmesh Desai attended the launch of Poplar Works.

City and East Assembly member, Unmesh Desai attended the launch of Poplar Works. - Credit: Archant

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.


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

Regeneration should always be about communities and not just bricks and mortar and this project is a good example of this.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus