Lawyer, single mum, 10 Year Brixton resident, activist, avid Beyonce fan – and now your Women’s Equality Party Lambeth and Southwark Superconstituency Candidate for the Greater London Assembly 2020
A commercial lawyer with 8 years’ experience and a single mum to an energetic toddler, Korina has worked hard to balance the demands of her professional career with her activism and work to support the most vulnerable in society. She volunteered in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, helped to establish the first pro bono legal advice clinic in Dubai and acted on behalf of immigrants who experienced racial discrimination. Korina provided free legal advice at clinics in London, including advice on housing, family law issues and domestic violence. She has worked with Lawyers Without Borders to provide advice on human trafficking issues and anti-terrorism. She worked alongside the Human Dignity Trust to campaign against the violent mistreatment of Kenyan citizens due to the criminalisation of homosexuality caused by out of date colonial laws. Korina volunteers at the Windrush Legal Surgeries in Brixton helping victims of the scandal gain access to the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
Equality is better for everybody
As the daughter of two hard-working NHS nurses, Korina is committed to promoting equality and ensuring that opportunities are open to all. She has acted as a mentor to widen access to City jobs for working class students and worked with the Urban Lawyers Network to encourage more diversity within the legal profession.
What is the GLA?
The GLA’s primary purpose is to hold the Mayor of London to account by scrutinising his or her actions and decisions.
The Mayor’s remit covers housing, transport, planning, crime and policing, fire services and the economy/investment.
If we are going to transform London for women, we need to transform the GLA.
A fresh voice
The GLA is dominated by members of the main establishment political parties. Korina would be a fresh voice – a proud single mum living in Brixton, the daughter of a Barbadian father who came to the UK as part of the Windrush generation and a highly trained commercial lawyer with the skills and ability to speak up for her constituents.
If elected, Korina will scrutinise the Mayor to ensure he or she is running London with women, children and Lambeth and Southwark residents in mind.
- Putting Violence Against Women and Girls at the top of the agenda, and working with police to ensure survivors have the confidence that they will be listened to and taken seriously;
- Ensuring the Mayor works toward providing safer streets in Lambeth and Southwark for our children to walk to school on;
- Scrutinising the Mayor’s transport and environment proposals to ensure cleaner air in Brixton Hill and better access for parents and caregivers on public transport;
- Demanding a London Living Wage for domestic workers who are majority female, working class and many of whom are BAME and migrants;
- Focusing on ending harassment, abuse and exploitation of young girls by gang members, starting by ensuring that it is no longer under-reported; and
- Fighting to ensure that BAME women experience the same level of protection from the police as all other races, by:
- increasing diversity in the police so that it is representative of the city and particularly the boroughs we live in; and
- insisting that proper training is given to police so that BAME women are listened to and believed. Police must stop being agents of violence.
The mainstream parties have lots of money and lots of media time, we need your help to make this a fairer playing field. Please donate whatever you can to support Korina Holmes and join her fight for equality.
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