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When the Police Fail to Protect Women

Thursday 12 May 2022 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm BST

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We are hosting Barristers Adam Wagner and Pippa Woodrow from Doughty Street Chambers for an evening of discussion on women’s safety.

In the wake of outrage at Sarah Everard’s murder, the government and police announced a range of kneejerk measures under the guide of ‘women’s safety’. Proposed plans included street lighting improvements, undercover police in nightclubs  and GPS tracking for women walking home. These proposals fail to recognise that Wayne Couzens was a police officer, just as other preparators may be; they fall to include minorities groups and they place the onus on women to protect themselves, to trade their civil liberties for safety.

Adam Wagner and Pippa Woodrow are Barristers at Doughty Street Chambers who acted for women’s rights collective, Reclaim These Streets, in its recent judicial review challenge to the Metropolitan Police’s handling of a proposed vigil in memory of Sarah Everard. They will examine the state of women’s safety and will discuss the following questions:

1) Can women trust the police to protect their right to safety?

2) Given the context of the oppressive Policing Bill, how can we expect the State to respond to women’s protests in the coming years?

3) How can civil society organisations best support mechanisms for women’s safety that allow for the full protection of civil liberties?


Please note that this event will be taking place in person at the René Cassin offices at the Jewish Vegetarian Society (853 Finchley Rd, London NW11 8LX). Golders Green underground station is right across the road.


The timings for this evening will be as follows (subject to change):

18:15: Doors open

18:30: Discussion begins

19:00: Audience questions

19:30: Discussion ends

19:30-20:00: Networking


If you have any access requirements please be in touch with Rachel at [email protected]

Judith Social Justice Series

The Judith Social Justice Series is a series of events hosted by René Cassin, delivered by specialist organisations working to support, protect and advocate for marginalised groups. The series runs from May to July 2022 and more information will be available soon.

This series is part of our work kindly supported by The Judith Trust. Established in 1997, the Judith Trust focuses its work on the problems faced by people who have both a learning disability and mental ill-health. Named for Judith Lawrence, late sister of the current Chair, and current Honorary Treasurer, the Judith Trust ensures its work closely follows the nature of Judith’s own problems, her Jewish background and personal characteristics.


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Thursday 12 May 2022
6:15 pm to 8:00 pm BST
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René Cassin
Jewish Vegetarian Society, 853 Finchley Road
London, NW11 8LX United Kingdom
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