In the wake of #MeToo, women are increasingly speaking up against 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.
Join Jennifer Robinson live in-conversation with Jane Caro for a powerful and accessible exploration of our legal systems as she breaks open the big judgments, developments and trends that have and continue to silence and disadvantage women.
This event is presented by Sydney Writers' Festival, the UNSW Centre for Ideas, UNSW Law & Justice, and is supported by Allen & Unwin.
Jennifer Robinson is an Australian human rights 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.