Women’s Human Rights and Access to Justice for Gender-Based Violence

by | Nov 5, 2016 | News | 0 comments

A view from legal practice in the UK #LSEVAW

The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security will be discussing “Women’s human rights and access to justice for gender-based violence:A view from legal practice in the UK” on 10th November at LSE.

Speakers include:

Karon Monaghan Barrister at Matrix Chambers.
Pragna Patel Director of Southall Black Sisters
Harriet Wistrich Solicitor at Birnberg Peirce
Lisa Gormley (Chair) is Research Officer in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

Karon Monaghan, Pragna Patel and Harriet Wistrich have a wealth of experience representing and campaigning on behalf of women seeking justice and accountability from the UK authorities.

In this event they will discuss current challenges in securing women’s and girls’ access to justice for gender-based violence, in the context of the UK’s existing human rights obligations and the approaching Private Members Bill supporting the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence – the Istanbul Convention.

The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation for women in conflict-affected situations around the world. Through innovative research, teaching, and multi-sectoral engagement, the Centre aims to promote gender equality and enhance women’s economic, social and political participation and security.

Event details:

When: Thursday 10 November, 6.30pm-8pm

Where: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Entry: Open to all, first come, first served

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