I am Anila Dhami and I live in Rainham, Essex. I’m a journalist working to raise awareness of the issues women face, and to initiate change.
I will work towards ending violence against women, from rape and domestic abuse to everyday sexism. I will work towards creating a fair representation of women in all aspects of media so that instead of being sexualised and objectified, women are valued for their intellects. I am committed to breaking glass ceilings for women in the workplace, and leaving them shattered for future generations.
“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back,” says Malala. Instead of campaigning #HeCan or #SheCan, I believe that #WeCan make a difference together, so will ensure that men are included in my campaign.
As a British Asian, I understand the importance of making the fight for women a fight for all – no matter one’s background, ethnicity or race.
I will use my position to create a better world for us and our children.