05th March 2022

Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection,

183 Euston Rd,

London NW1 2BE

International Women’s Day Celebration 2022

Saturday 5 March 2022, 10.00 – 16.30 | Wellcome Collection, London, NW1 2BE

On Saturday 5 March 2022, Doughty Street Chambers will be celebrating International Women’s Day. Every year, we bring together a diverse group of lawyers, judges, politicians, campaigners and academics to explore what more the law can do for women and girls.

The programme for the day is 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.

9.30am | Registration

10am | Welcome and Opening Remarks – Maya Sikand QC

10.10am | Menopause, Perimenopause and the Law


Sarah Vine, Doughty Street Chambers


Caroline Nokes MP, Chair, Women and Equalities Committee

Dr Mridula Pore, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Peppy

Amandeep Khasriya, Moore Barlow Solicitors and Law Society Women Lawyers Division

11.30am | The Police, Violence Against Women and Misogyny


Fiona Murphy, Doughty Street Chambers


Mina Smallman

Kristina O’Connor

Jess Phillips MP, Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding

Debaleena Dasgupta, Centre for Women’s Justice

Janet Hills MBE, Retired Detective Sergeant, MPS, and former Chair, Met Black Police Association

Harriet Johnson, Doughty Street Chambers

2pm | The Women Judges of Afghanistan

Sarah Hewson, Broadcaster and Journalist, in conversation with Judge Fawzia Amini, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and (by video) Alex Crawford, Sky News

3pm | Online Abuse of Women in Public Life


Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Doughty Street Chambers


Professor Christina Pagel, UCL

Paul Caruana Galizia, Tortoise

Dr Julie Posetti, ICFJ

Faima Bakar, Huffington Post

Closing Remarks - Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC

4.30pm | Drinks


We hope you can join us for what promises to be an inspiring and action-packed day. The event will be taking place on a hybrid basis, with tickets available to attend in person and online. There are a limited number of final places for in-person attendance, and the ticket price includes catering. Our free places for students and the unwaged have now been allocated.

If you would like to attend this event but have specific access requirements, please get in touch to find out more about the event and how we can support you on the day.

Crèche services

We will have a crèche service available on the day, at no additional charge, but advance booking is required.

In order for us to arrange the appropriate level of support from the provider, Jumping Stars, please help us by letting us know how many of your children will attend the crèche, and their ages and any special needs, by completing the survey form once you place your order.