How Many More Women? | Jennifer Robinson | Avid Reader
Sunday, 23 October 2022
Premier's Hall, Queensland Parliament House
From two internationally acclaimed lawyers comes a masterful and urgent exploration of the legal response to the MeToo movement in Australia and around the world.
We are in a crucial moment: women are breaking through the cultural reticence to speak out about gender-based violence. But as they have grown empowered to speak, a new form of systematic silencing has become more evident: the spike in survivors speaking out has been followed by a spike in legal actions against them and the media.
In How Many More Women? Jennifer Robinson and Keina Yoshida examine the laws around the world that silence women, and explore the changes we need to make to ensure that women's freedoms are no longer threatened by the legal system that is supposed to protect them.
Jennifer Robinson is an Australian human rights, media lawyer and feminist, who is internationally recognised for her work. She represented Amber Heard in relation to Johnny Depp's 2020 defamation case in the UK and has defended Julian Assange and advised WikiLeaks since 2010. She is a practicing barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London and has acted in key human rights, freedom of speech and information cases before the British courts, international and regional courts and UN special mechanisms.
Dr Keina Yoshida [Note: Keina will not be present at this event] is an international lawyer, and a barrister in England, Wales and Ireland. Keina is currently a legal adviser at the Center for Reproductive Rights, an associate tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Keina is co-editor of Feminist Conversations on Peace (Bristol University Press, 2022).