Arundel House, 6 Temple Place, London, WC2R 2PG
A century since law reforms extended the vote to (some) women and paved the way for women to become lawyers for the first time, the law can still do more to protect, support and empower women.
We issued a call for lawyers, policy-makers and campaigners to join us for our fourth annual celebration of International Women’s Day, to discuss “What More Can the Law Do for Women?” which took place at Arundel House in central London on Saturday 2 March 2019, where our barristers and guests spoke on image-based sexual abuse and "revenge porn", on how government austerity policies have impacted disproportionately on women, and on measures which can be taken to protect refugee and trafficked women. We also had a panel discussing sex and power, considering how women have spoken out against and within gendered power dynamics. And Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, who for over 45 years has been at the forefront of advancing and developing the law for the protection of women, shared insights from her new book Eve Was Shamed on how far we have come, and how much there is still to do.
The programme for the day appears below, and we were delighted to welcome our delegates and wonderful expert speakers who engaged in an inspiring discussion of how to build a better future for women and girls.
Photos of the day can be found in the video below the agenda; 12 hours in under 20 minutes! May we suggest getting a cup of tea, putting on our IWD 2019 playlist (accessible by clicking here) and enjoying memories of the day?
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|10.00am||Welcome - Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC|
Image-Based Sexual Abuse and "Revenge Porn"
Sarah Elliott QC, Doughty Street Chambers
Professor Erika Rackley, Kent Law School
Dr Jef McAllister, McAllister Olivarius
Georgina Calvert-Lee, McAllister Olivarius
Folami Prehaye, Founder, VOIC (Victims of Internet Crime)
|11.15am||Tea and Coffee|
Women and Austerity
Aoife Nolan, Doughty Street Chambers and University of Nottingham Law School
Dr Kindy Sandhu
Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, Surviving Economic Abuse
Rebekah Carrier, Hopkin Murray Beskine
|12.30pm||An address by Elizabeth Prochaska, Legal Director, Equality & Human Rights Commission|
|12.45pm||A Musical Surprise!|
|2.00pm||Eve Was Shamed – Baroness Helena Kennedy QC in conversation with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown|
Women's Movement: Refugee and Trafficking Protection
Laura Dubinsky, Doughty Street Chambers
Judge Ann Power-Forde SC, Doughty Street Chambers
Marchu Girma, Women for Refugee Women
Professor Nimisha Patel, School of Psychology, University of East London
Catherine Meredith, Doughty Street Chambers
|3.45pm||Tea and Coffee|
Sex and Power
Jennifer Robinson, Doughty Street Chambers
Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters
Louise Reay, Comedian
Ulele Burnham, Doughty Street Chambers
Closing Remarks – Kirsty Brimelow QC
Followed by drinks reception