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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.
What is a "relatively simple arrangement" for the Mayor of London and the Transport Commissioner for London, amounts to severe transport disruption for many of my constituents living in Hackney Wick, a ward abutting the London 2012 Olympics Village.
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.
In1987 Daniel Morgan was brutally murdered in the car park of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south London. Despite their near quarter century search for justice, his family and friends are no nearer finding his killers today than they in the immediate aftermath of his death.
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."
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.
Yet another tragedy exposed by the recent London riots is the story of the 11yr old who stole a waste paper bin. And who according to Scotland Yard is the youngest rioter in London to face prosecution.