07th March 2020

Amnesty International

Amnesty International UK

Human Rights Action Centre

Hackney, London EC2A 3EA

International Women’s Day Celebration 2020 | Saturday 7 March 2020

We welcome lawyers, policy-makers and campaigners to join us for our sixth annual celebration of International Women’s Day. This year’s event will take place at the Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre in Central London on Saturday 7th March 2020, where our barristers and special guests will be speaking on topics including sexuality, disability and consent and current issues concerning sex and gender discrimination.

We will also have a changemakers panel, which will cover women making a change in the world. Plus, author Henny Beaumont will talk about the children’s book Equal to Everything, an inspiring story celebrating Lady Hale’s journey from a young girl in Yorkshire to the UK’s highest court.

The programme for the day appears below. We are delighted to be welcoming delegates and our wonderful expert speakers to panel discussions focusing on what more the law can do for women and  how to build a better future for women and girls. It promises to be an excellent day.






Henrietta Hill QC, Doughty Street Chambers


Current issues in discrimination

Heather Williams QC, Doughty Street Chambers

Nani Jansen Reventlow, Director, Digital Freedom Fund

Anna Lees, Analysis Legal

Freddy McConnell, Writer and Journalist 


Coffee Break


Equal to Everything

Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Doughty Street Chambers

Síomha Gallagher Charlton

Henny Beaumont, Artist and portrait painter

Laura Janes, Chair, Legal Action Group



Legal Case pop ups – Doughty Street Chambers

Amelia Nice, Doughty Street Chambers

Agata Patyna, Doughty Street Chambers

Pippa Woodrow, Doughty Street Chambers


Shappi Khorsandi – Comedian




Disability, Sexuality and Consent

Aswini Weereratne QC, Doughty Street Chambers                  

Sarah Vine, Doughty Street Chambers

Noelle Blackman, Respond

Sarah Castle, Official Solicitor



Helena Kennedy QC, Doughty Street Chambers

Malini Mehra, Chief Executive, GLOBE International

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, Co-Founder of the Ella Roberta Family Foundation

Cara Sanquest, Co-Founder of the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign


Farewell and Closing


Drinks reception


To receive booking details when they are published, please email events@doughtystreet.co.uk.


We hope to see you on 7 March 2020.        #DoughtyStWomen

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