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Jennette Arnold

London Assembly Member for Hackney, Waltham Forest and Islington

FGM Still Exists: And We Need To Fight Even Harder To Eradicate It

<img alt="all women everywhere" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/5135874/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> The theme for this year's International Women's Day was #BeBoldForChange, calling on us all to make a world that works better and harder for gender inclusivity. Yet, despite society moving on from the sexism of the 1960s and 1970s, there are still some issues that demand our attention.
27/03/2017 08:33 BST

The Perpetrators of Rape Need to Feel the Full Force of the Law

As a society we need to confront rape and stamp it out, the perpetrators need to feel the full force of the law and the shockingly low conviction rates need to be dramatically increased. The police have a crucial role to play, they need to treat these issues with the utmost seriousness.
11/06/2012 17:46 BST

83 Year Old Mother Continues Her Fight for Justice

On a very cold Tuesday at 12 noon I met with Isobel Hulsmann outside the Home Office. Isabel is 83 years old and for the past 24 years she and her family have been at the centre of what London's Assistant Police Commissioner called "one of the most deplorable episodes in the entire history of the Metropolitan Police Service."
21/10/2011 14:04 BST

Rare occurrence at City Hall

Back at City Hall I join colleagues in praising the work of the Emergency Services and lead a debate where we agree to focus our forthcoming investigations on the consequences for London of the August Riots.
12/09/2011 00:00 BST

Reactionary 'Ideas' are not What London Needs

At a recent meeting with Mayor Johnson I was encouraged as I saw for the very first time in his Mayoralty a man consumed by the seriousness of the issue- giving his undivided attention.
16/08/2011 23:18 BST