Sabina Nessa’s perpetrator sentenced to life imprisonment
Isabelle Younane, head of policy, campaigns and public affairs at Women’s Aid said:
“Today, Sabina Nessa’s perpetrator was rightly sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder. We stand in solidarity with Sabina Nessa’s family, who we know will also suffer lifelong impact from Sabina’s death. During this time of Ramadan, our thoughts are with Sabina and everyone who loved her.
“The murder of Sabina is devastating and it is appalling she was yet another woman who could not walk alone safely at night. Women should be safe wherever they are, at home and in public. We must see urgent change.
“We need action taken on commitments made by the police and criminal justice system to tackle violence against women as a priority. Women need to be safe both inside and outside the home, with consistent sentencing reflecting the severity of the crime and repeat offenders identified and monitored.
“We must face up to and challenge the misogyny and sexism inherent in society, which is the root of all violence against women. We cannot accept more women dying at the hands of violent men. At Women’s Aid, we will not stop campaigning for change- until all women and girls are safe.”