Sabina Nessa’s sister begs politicians to ‘step up’ to keep women safe

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Abina’s sister Nessa called on political leaders to “step up” to keep women safe.

Heartbroken Jebina Yasmin Islam has given a new interview demanding to see change for women after her teaching sister was killed while taking a five-minute trip to a pub to meet a friend in South East London.

Devastated, she recounted how her sister’s death “still hurts on the inside” as she called on Sadiq Khan and Boris Johnson to intervene regarding women’s safety.

“Sadiq Khan must do something to make us feel safe walking the streets alone. We shouldn’t be coming home very early just because we don’t feel safe – we shouldn’t be.

“We are independent, we live in a country where we can walk alone – but we cannot because of what is happening and what happened to my sister.

“We need to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Boris, Sadiq Khan – they must step up.

The mayor of London responded to the stress that women should not have to change their behavior and promised to eradicate “obnoxious behavior”.

Mr Khan explained what he does to make women and girls feel safe, including £ 60.7million in programs dedicated to tackling all violence against women.

A spokesperson for the mayor of London told The Standard: “The mayor is devastated by the death of Sabina Nessa and firmly believes that all women should have the right to feel safe in their lives. The heartbreaking murders we have seen in the capital must refocus our minds on the unacceptable ways our society views and treats women. The mayor is clear that it is not the women who should change the way they live – it is the men who have to change and that is why we must eliminate these heinous behaviors.

“Women and girls in London need to be safe and feel safe no matter what time of day and wherever they are in our capital. This is why the mayor has invested a record amount of £ 60.7 million in programs dedicated to the fight against all violence against women and girls. This has helped fund essential support services for victims, deliver programs that tackle the behavior of perpetrators of abuse and violence, and provide training to improve the police response to domestic abuse and abuse. violence against women and girls.

“The mayor has also made it clear that if we are serious about solving the problem, we must see a fundamental and lasting cultural change, and he is committed to working tirelessly to ensure the safety of women and girls in our city.”

The teacher’s death sent shockwaves across the country.

This weekend, her family came together to mark what would have been Ms Nessa’s 29th birthday.

Primary school teacher Ms Nessa was killed in an attack a five-minute walk from the pub on September 17.

His body was discovered nearly 24 hours later near a community center in Cator Park, Kidbrooke.

The standard has contacted representatives of the Interior Ministry for further comment.

Garage worker Koci Selamaj, 36, has been charged with the murder of Ms. Nessa.

London judge Mark Lucraft QC’s rapporteur ordered Selamaj to return to court for a formal plea hearing on December 16. The trial date has not yet been set.


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