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Jennifer Robinson and Keina Yoshida: How Many More Women?

20 October 2022
6.30pm – 7.30pm AEDT
Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Sydney
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Jennifer Robinson and Keina Yoshida

Jennifer Robinson | Keina Yoshida | Jane Caro

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. 

How many more women: have to be raped or abused before we act? need to accuse him before we believe her? will be failed by the criminal justice system? need to say something before we do something? will be sued for defamation for speaking out? will be contracted to silence? 

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 and Keina Yoshida live in-conversation with Jane Caro for a powerful and accessible exploration of our legal systems as they break open the big judgments, developments and trends that have and continue to silence and disadvantage women.  

This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas, UNSW Law & Justice and Sydney Writers' Festivaland supported by Allen & Unwin.  

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Sir John Clancy Auditorium is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington Campus (highlighted red on this map). Please note this is a live event only, and will not be available via livestream.  



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The Sir John Clancy Auditorium is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington campus, (highlighted red on this map). The closest accessible drop off point to the Sir John Clancy Auditorium is at Gate 9, High Street.

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Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson is an Australian human rights and 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 freedom of information cases before the British courts, international and regional courts, and UN special mechanisms.

Keina Yoshida

Keina Yoshida

Dr Keina Yoshida is a human rights lawyer, media lawyer and feminist. Keina is a lawyer with the Center for Reproductive Rights and was a practicing human rights barrister at Doughty Street Chambers where they are currently an associate tenant. Keina has acted in key human rights cases including on LGBTI rights, and women ́s rights. Keina is a visiting fellow at the Center for Women, Peace and Security, at the London School of Economics.  

Jane Caro

Jane Caro (Chairperson)

Jane Caro AM is a Walkley Award-winning Australian columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator. Jane appears frequently on Q&A, The Drum and Sunrise. She has created and presented five documentary series for ABC's Compass. She and Catherine Fox present a popular podcast with Podcast One, Austereo Women With Clout. She writes regular columns in Sunday Life. She has published twelve books, including Just a Girl, Just a Queen and Just Flesh & Blood, a young adult trilogy about the life of Elizabeth Tudor, and the memoir Plain Speaking Jane. She created and edited Unbreakable which featured stories women writers had never told before and was published just before the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Her most recent non-fiction work is Accidental Feminists, about the fate of women over 50.  

Justine Nolan

Justine Nolan (Introduction)

Justine Nolan is the Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute and a Professor in the Faculty of Law & Justice at UNSW Sydney. She has published widely on business and human rights and her latest book, Addressing Modern Slavery (2019) (with M. Boersma) examines how consumers, business and government are both part of the problem and the solution in curbing modern slavery in global supply chains. She advises companies, NGOs and governments on these issues and is a member of the Australian Government’s Expert Advisory Body on Modern Slavery. Justine has practiced as a private sector and international human rights lawyer. She is the Executive Editor of the Australian Journal of Human Rights, a member of the Editorial Board of the Business and Human Rights Journal and is a Visiting Scholar at NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.

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