Doughty Street Chambers is pleased to invite you to “What More Can The Law Do For Women?” - our second annual festival in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Our Manchester event will see our panellists lead discussions on topics including Violence Against Women, Women in Prison, and Reproductive Rights. The day will close with a session called Women’s Voices: Getting Heard, which will consider ways in which women’s voices are silenced or undermined, and how to tackle this. The day will also contain a performance on the topic of consent by Julie Hesmondhalgh’s “Take Back Theatre” group. The event will take place between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm at our Chambers which are located in Pall Mall Court, 61-67 King Street.
We may also be able to accommodate those who can only attend for a morning or afternoon; please let us know if you would like a half-day ticket. Even if you cannot join in person, you can participate in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #DoughtyStWomen
Before the event we will be sending you a short survey to canvass your views on how you think women are impacted by the law, and results from that will feed into our discussions on the day. We will also ask you for thoughts or particular issues you would like to see addressed by our speakers. During the day itself, our panellists will also be inviting your views. We will be capturing this information to be distilled in to a report which we will circulate to delegates after the event as a record of the day.