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.
I’ve lived in London half my life and I’m determined to show Londoners that women’s equality benefits everyone.
I studied geography and human rights before starting my career as a teacher. Now I lead advocacy for an international health charity, demanding gender equality, women’s empowerment, health and rights.
During my career with campaigning charities I’ve advocated for an end to UK child poverty, and championed international development as a spokesperson for the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign.
I have experience of local politics and policy development with one of the three main Parties, but I’ve been bitterly disappointed with their lack of action on women’s concerns.
I am passionate about the Women’s Equality Party’s objectives and share the party’s values.
We all need better politics; we need women’s equality at the top of the agenda. Let’s start by getting more women in the GLA.
I love London. It's the greatest city in the world but I believe it could be even greater.
I have run a business in this city for nearly twenty years, I go to football and I'm passionate about the media and popular culture.
Since my parents came to north London from Cyprus in the 1960s, a lot has changed but still not enough for women - whether it’s in offices, in homes and communities, on our streets, in sports stadia or on our screens.
I want to make things better. For everyone. That means doing what I've always done: fighting for what's right, for equality. Challenging the day-to-day things as well as tackling structural constraints.
I'd love to see more people who aren't steeped in politics making a difference. People who can get things done. I've been getting things done at work, at home and in the LGBT community for years. That's why I've decided to stand.
London needs an articulate, campaigning businesswoman to hold the London Assembly to account on gender equality issues. In this time of uncertainty, London needs cohesion not conflict. WE can achieve this.
I want to be an astronaut, a rock star, join the Navy but it’s 1973 and I’m a girl. Instead, I become a feminist and a theatre director. After working in leading London theatres, I found an award-winning arts charity, touring theatre in London and out-of-the-way places.
My first job opened my eyes to politically-inspired theatre. Ever since, I’ve been addressing social equality, challenging injustices, and opening up opportunities for people to realise their potential.
I live in Brockley with my husband who I met 25 years ago. Over 20 years, I’ve become rooted in London.
Londoners are living through huge change and WE can be at its centre: I want a new way of doing things, a new set of people determining our future.
Using my experience of listening to and advocating for marginalized groups, I will focus on ensuring that women’s interests are represented at every level.
Politics could and should be for everyone.
I want to see politics opened up and made accessible, relevant and exciting to all Londoners.