Videos, Presentations and Event Resources

Talks and Presentations

Below are some of the talks given at our events. To see upcoming events please visit our events page. Related research and publications are available to view here.

‘Sex crimes and what can be done to address failure in the Criminal Justice System’

London, 23rd May 2017

Karon Monaghan QC speaking about the prevalence of sexual violence and how the law often doesn’t deal with the failures in the state’s response.

Phillippa Kaufmann QC talking about the case of serial rapist cab driver John Worboys, the failure of the police to investigate and the accountability of the state.

Southwest of England launch

UWE Bristol, 20th April 2017

An introduction to the Centre for Women’s Justice: footage from our Southwest of England Launch event

Stacey Hyde – Stacey was convicted of murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment, at the age of 17 after killing a violent man who attacked her. With the support of Justice for Women, she appealed her murder conviction and was acquitted at retrial after serving five years in prison. Here she speaks about her battle for justice.

‘Emily’ – ‘Emily’ was married to a police officer who was extremely violent and controlling. She eventually reported a rape but was too fearful to rely on his colleagues to investigate. She was subsequently experienced both harassment and cover-up by the police. In this talk she speaks about the struggle to hold the police to account, the long term impact of trauma resulting from male violence and her plans to link with others in making change for the future.

‘Lisa’ – ‘Lisa’ was a social and environmental activist who had a six year relationship with a fellow activist who she discovered was not who he said he was. Her exposure of Mark Kennedy as a police spy led to the unravelling of a scandalous practice of police surveillance and institutionalised sexism that had been kept hidden for over 40 years. Here she speaks about how together with seven other women, she brought a ground breaking legal case that resulted in a historic victory and public apology from the police. Further information about this and similar cases can be found at Police Spies Out of Lives.

Sarah Ditum – Sarah is a feminist and journalist who writes for the New Statesman, Guardian and many other titles. Her work covers abortion rights, male violence, science, media sexism and books. In this video, Sarah discusses how the media shapes perceptions of sexual violence and role of the state.

Ugo Hayter – Ugo is an associate solicitor at Deighton Pierce Glynn. She specialises in public law (particularly judicial review and human rights cases) and in actions against the police. Here she speaks about acting on behalf on female trafficking victims: bringing claims against their traffickers and challenging police and Home Office failures to adequately investigate and prosecute traffickers.

Dr Geetanjali Gangoli – Geetanjali is senior lecturer at the University of Bristol. She has worked on violence against women and feminist movements in India with a special emphasis on legal activism. She has also researched on issues around sex work, trafficking and social policy in South Asia. In this talk, she discusses research on ‘honour’-based violence and policing.

Fiona McGhie – Fiona trained and qualified as a solicitor as Irwin Mitchel, specialising in civil liberties and human rights law in the Public Law & Human Rights department. In this talk, Fiona discusses challenging local authorities and safeguarding children from abuse.

Folami Prehaye – Folami is an activist and survivor of  image-based sexual abuse (aka revenge pornography) and has first-hand experience dealing with IBSA. She has used her experience to found her website VOIC (Victims of Internet Crime). Folami speaks here about her experiences.

Northern launch

Manchester, 22nd July 2016

An edit of some of the speakers at our Manchester event with music from the Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) choir

Police Spies out of Lives

Undercover Cops Exposed, 2014

Harriet Wistrich, Founding Director of the Centre for Women’s Justice, discusses undercover policing, the women she has represented and the barriers faced in seeking accountability.

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