Our third conference session is on the subject of Violence against Women. The speakers are:
- Rosa Logar (Austria)
President of Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE).
- Nichola Marshall (UK)
Solicitor, International and Group Claims Department, Leigh Day
The second of our videos from the International Women's Conference 2015 comes from Professor Rashida Manjoo. In her keynote speech on 28 November 2015 she addressed the themes of feminism, women's rights, and international law.
In anticipation of the release of Socialist Lawyer 72 the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers will be bringing you over the next few days a series of videos from the conference, showcasing the panel discussions and the best of the workshop sessions. Find below the first of our sessions, on Migrant and Refugee Women.
Over the coming days we will bring you a new video daily.
Next today: Keynote Speech of Rashida Manjoo.
The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers invites you to our next lecture in our Human Rights Lecture Series: Free Her! Women Political Prisoners.
6.30pm to 8.30pm at Basement Lecture Theatre (GSB01), School of Law, London Metropolitan University, 16 Goulston Street, London, E1 7TP.
Closest tubes: Aldgate or Aldgate East.
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Select Your Workshop Session
Attendees of the International Women's Conference 28-29 November 2015 will need to select their choices for the workshop sessions. Nine or 10 workshops will run in each of the three sessions. Attendees must make their selections on the form below by Friday 27 November 2015 at 17:00. Please also provide us with any languages required for interpretation, and any other information we will need to be aware of on the day.
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International Conference in London 28-29 November 2015
The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights will be hosting the "Women Fighting Back: International and Legal Perspectives" conference at London South Bank University (100-116 London Road, London, SE1 6LN) on 28-29 November 2015.
The aim of the conference is to bring a critical, left wing and intersectional perspective to the women's movement and to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and practical skills between lawyers, academics and activists to advance women’s campaigns and struggles.
The main themes of the conference will be:
- Violence against women
- The role of women in peace processes
- Women in work
- Migrant women
- Climate change
We are delighted to announce the participation of:
- Angela Davis (USA) - Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies Departments at the University of California. Founding member of Critical Resistance.
- Rashida Manjoo (South Africa) - the immediate former (2009-2014) UN Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Professor in the Department of Public Law, Cape Town
- Wafa Kafarna (Palestine) - Norwegian Refugee Council and Palestinian activist
- Liz Davies (UK) - Housing Rights Lawyer, honorary Vice President of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and co-author of "Enforcing Housing Rights: the case of Sheikh Jarrah: Report on the fact-finding mission to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories" for Avocats Sans FrontieÌres
- Jeanne Mirer (USA), President of IADL, founding board member of the International Commission for Labour Rights
- Frances Webber (UK) - vice-chair of the Institute of Race Relations' council of management and a former barrister who specialised in immigration, refugee and human rights law.
Saturday 28 November 2015
10:00-10:15 Welcome Note:
- Liz Davies (UK)
Vice President of the Haldane Society and Housing Rights Lawyer.
10:15-11:45 Panel Discussion: Migrant and Refugee Women
- Louise Christian (Chair)
- Frances Webber (UK)
Vice-chair of the Institute of Race Relations' council of management and a former barrister who specialised in immigration, refugee and human rights law.
- Dr Dorys Quintana Cruz (Cuba)
Professor of International Law, University of Havana
- Dr. Rayah Feldman (UK)
Chair Hackney Migrant Centre
13:45-14:15 Keynote Session
- Prof. Rashida Manjoo (South Africa)
Former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (2009-2015)
14:15-15:45 Panel Discussion: Violence against Women
- Elizabeth Gordon (UK)
15:45-16:00 Campaign for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention Action on violence against women and domestic violence (ELDH)
16:15-16:30 Open Floor
16:30-18:00 Panel Discussion: Women in conflict and peace
- Wafa Kafarna (Palestine)
Norwegian Refugee Council
- Alejandra Muñoz Valdez
Legal Advisor, International Crimes and Accountability Department, the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights
- Barbara Spinelli (Italy)
Member of the Italian Association of Democratic Lawyers and Expert on Femicide/ Feminicide.
- Dr. Ahlam Beydoun (Lebanon)
Lecturer in Law at the Lebanese University
Evening: Cabaret at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet Street with Scary Little Girls
Sunday 29 November 2015
10:00-11:30 Panel Discussion: The State and Women's Bodies
- Gareth Peirce (Chair)
- Helen Steel (UK)
Police Spies Out of Lives
- Mara Clarke (UK)
Abortion Support Network
15:55-16:45 Panel Discussion: Women in work
- Nadja Charaby
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
- Yasmine Bennamanii and Zouzou Hadjer Zahida (Algeria)
- Bronwen Handyside (UK)
Vice Chair of UNITE London and Eastern Region
16:45-17:10 Open Floor
 N.B. This is a draft programme and may be changed.
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Join us at the Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 5SQ at 7.30pm on Friday 18 September 2015 for a fundraiser for the International Women's Conference.