Women in a specific area of London are riddled with fear after the senseless death of 28-year-old Sabina Nessa, an elementary school teacher who lived in Kidbrooke.  Last week, authorities discovered her body at a park in a London suburb not known for criminal activity.

As CNN puts it, Nessa and her husband lived in the perfect place for raising a family.  The surrounding was made up of high-end apartment buildings with eye-catching lawns and other appealing scenery.

Sources say Nessa was going to meet her friend Sueda Ciftci, who both regularly walked the park where Nessa was killed.  Details surrounding her death are still being investigated. Nessa’s death further exemplified violence toward women in developing counties.   “It’s just an unending cycle of violence against women, and it’s really depressing,” Jamie Klingler, one of the co-founders of the Reclaim These Streets campaign group, told CNN.

Jebina Nessa pays tribute to her sister Sabina Nessa during the vigil

CNN made mention in the article that “According to the safety app WalkSafe, there were 112 violent and sex crimes reported within a 1.5 kilometer (0.9 miles) radius of the park where Nessa was killed, just in July, the most recent month for which police figures are available.”

After 33-year-old Sarah Everard disappeared in March, Klinger founded the organization.  In that case, a Metropolitan Police officer pled guilty to  killing Everard.  Klingler said, “Violence against women is not [in] the top three priorities of any police department in England or Wales. We don’t even rank. Nobody is taking this seriously.”

The London government is giving women panic alarms and encouraging them to walk in pairs. Klingler’s response to the government’s actions was lukewarm, at best. “… how is it all on us to protect ourselves, rather than on society and the government and the police, to keep us alive?”

Family, friends, and even strangers grieved Nessa’s death. According to CNN, around 78 women laid flowers in the park where Nessa was killed. And their warm-heart gestures also included lighting candles, heartfelt notes, and a vigil closed to the park where Nessa was murdered. 

Sources say Nessa’s sister Jebina Yasmin Islam told the supports at the Vigil, “This feels like we’re stuck in a bad dream, and we can’t get out of it,” she said. “We have lost our sister, my parents lost their daughter, and my girls have lost such a brilliant, loving, caring auntie.”

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Spicy ray is the founder of the site and has a passion for writing developed in early childhood. His goal as a writer is to provide readers with inspiration, dedication, motivation, and critical thinking skills. He has a solid commitment to allowing writers to share their stories from a variety of backgrounds. He enjoys reading non-fiction, having tarot card readings, going to movies, and watching boxing in his free time.

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