Rushanara Ali, the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in east London, said: “My thoughts are with Sabina Nessa’s family and friends at this terrible time. Sabina’s horrific murder highlights once again the continued threat of violence faced by women in our communities.”
“The government must do much more to tackle violence against women and girls and ensure that everyone feels safe and protected on our streets.”
Studies have reported 1,435 women were killed by men in England between 2009 to 2018. Whilst safety alarms were given out to women in the local area of the attack, supporters are advocating for radical change.
Blogger Linasha stated, “I’m terrified of how little our lives mean to them. We’re seeing a rise in gendered and we’re seeing nothing done about it. Since Sarah Everard there has been no legislation, no policies, no law and no real action to protect women.”
She continued, “We’re currently seeing a rapid rise in misogynist movement who’ve jumped from extreme sexual abuse to violent murders. Sabina Nessa was murdered on her five-minute walk to meet her friend, a 15-year girl was raped in Stratford two weeks ago, Sukhjeet Uppal was stabbed to death in her own home. How many more until the government take action?”
The glaring misrepresentation of gendered-based violence coupled with prejudice of media outlets is a change the UK government is being forced to address.