International Women's Day - Tackling the cycle of violence against women: challenges and solutions

Wednesday 8 March 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Wednesday 8 March 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  

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This event will focus on how international human rights law and the women, peace and security agenda has helped to combat and prevent violence against women. It will discuss how the UN has responded to sexual violence in conflict (prevention and accountability) and recent developments in international human rights law. It will conclude with some observations on violence against women in the UK.

Speakers include:

  • Christine Chinkin, Emerita Professor of International Law and Director of the Centre on Women, Peace and Security at the LSE
  • Stephanie Harrison QC, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers
  • Grainne Mellon, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers
  • Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Hibo Wardere, Anti-FGM Campaigner
Entry is by invitation only. However, if you are interested in attending, please email


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