Seema Malhotra

Entries by Seema Malhotra

Women-Only Train Carriages Won't Solve the Problem of Harassment and Are a Daft Idea

(8) Comments | Posted 26 August 2015 | (17:54)

Sexism on our streets, and in women's everyday life is still rife in Britain in 2015 - and that should shame us all, men and women. That's why we need to keep Women's Safety Centre Stage, the title of the Labour Women's Safety Commission launched by Yvette Cooper in 2011,...

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Let's Make London a City Where Women Are Finally Equal - Let's Choose Tessa

(1) Comments | Posted 13 August 2015 | (14:25)

We are deep into the 21st century, and living in one of the most exciting and forward-looking cities in the world. London arts and culture are second to none, our tech sector is starting to rival California's, and the city is a magnet for people looking to create a better...

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The FA Must Step Up and Take Responsibility in the Case of Ched Evans

(39) Comments | Posted 5 January 2015 | (23:00)

At the start of the New Year, Ched Evans is once again in the news. A new petition to stop him being signed by Oldham Athletic has now become one of the fastest growing petitions ever.

In April 2012, Evans was found guilty of raping...

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All Too Often, Decisions on Young People's Lives Are Made on Perception, Not Reality

(3) Comments | Posted 16 December 2014 | (10:33)

Last week I visited a school in North London with Cllr Catherine West and Vera Baird QC, following the launch of Labour's Women's Safety Commission report. We held the first of a new series of girls' safety summits, part of our ongoing strategy to prevent the escalation of gender-based violence....

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International Day of the Girl - Time to Face Up to Violence

(7) Comments | Posted 11 October 2014 | (00:00)


On Friday, ahead of the on International Day of the Girl on Saturday, I took part in Plan UK's 'Face Up to Violence' campaign in Waterloo station from 10am -7pm. Members of the public, politicians and celebrities wrote messages against violence on their...

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Boris Johnson's Ultra-Negative Campaign: It Looks Like the Nasty Party is Back

(9) Comments | Posted 4 April 2012 | (19:31)

After Tuesday's bruising LBC radio debate the London mayoral election appeared to be descending into a nasty needle-match.

That may have been inevitable. The Conservative party generally, and Boris Johnson's team in particular, have too much riding on winning to do anything other than fight brutally to cling to...

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