“Every time I come to a Rights of Women conference I come away richer in knowledge and invigorated to put it to use.”
Our timely conferences, workshops and seminars provide an opportunity for practitioners from both the public sector and the community and voluntary sectors to learn about and debate current issues of law and policy affecting women.
We seek to ensure that even the smallest of women’s community organisations are able to access our events, so that they are able to make the voices of the women they work with heard in these debates.
Our most recent AGM was on Wednesday 27 November 2019. We were honoured to have speakers Liz Trinder, Gisela Valle and Zelda Perkins covering:
divorce law reform and no-fault divorce
the culture of silence and role of NDAs in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace
the Step Up Migrant Women campaign which is calling for the implementation of safe-reporting mechanisms and the end of data-sharing policies when victims approach the police
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Rosemary Hunter is Professor of Law and Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Kent and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is the Academic Member of the Family Justice Council, a member of the Private Law Working Group and a member of the Expert Panel reviewing how effectively family courts respond to allegations of abuse in private law children’s proceedings. Her research in family law focuses on private law processes and access to justice, including projects on the operation of Practice Direction 12J, litigants in person in private family law cases, and out-of-court family dispute resolution.
Wednesday 4th September 2019
‘Brexit: Vulnerable groups accessing the EU Settlement Scheme for EU citizens and their family members’
Nicole Masri is an immigration solicitor and Legal Officer at the women’s voluntary organisation Rights of Women where she provides legal advice and assistance to vulnerable migrant women, delivers training on immigration law to professionals and engages government on law and policy issues affecting migrant women. Since April 2018 she has attended the Home Office’s ‘safeguarding user group’ addressing the needs of vulnerable people in the context of the EU Settlement Scheme.
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Fenella Morris QC specialises in public law and human rights, and is ranked as a leading silk. She has appeared in many landmark cases.
Wednesday 17 October 2018