In the run up to the local elections next week we’re calling for Tower Hamlets candidates to commit to:
1. Take the #Women’sSafetyPledge to continue to work towards ending all forms of violence against women and girls. Read more.
2. Tackle prostitution as a form of violence against women and girls by supporting law enforcement efforts which target kerb crawlers, those who exploit and abuse women through prostitution, and ending efforts which target prostituted women.
3. Address indoor prostitution as well as street based prostitution, in recognition of the fact that prostitution indoors is also harmful.
4. Invest in appropriate supported housing for vulnerable women.
What you can do:
Write to or tweet Mayoral candidates and Ward Councillor candidates calling on them to pledge their support to the above approaches.
You can find a list of Mayoral candidates and your Ward candidates here.
You can contact Lutfur Rahman, current Mayor for Tower Hamlets here.
You can contact Labour party candidates, including Mayoral candidate John Biggs here.