Overcoming the barriers that prevent women from entering and progressing in law is an imperative for the future of the profession. However, the legal sector will not be able to provide suitable responses to gender inequality without first having a deep understanding of the global barriers that limit the career progression of female lawyers.
The UN, youth and gender-equality
As part of the Women in Leadership in Law project, the men’s roundtables have ensured that we are engaging with all the profession on this issue.
On Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April 2019, Lizzette Robleto de Howarth and Lauren Thornton undertook the first Law Society mission to Croatia.
Capitalising on its ECOSOC status* and led by President Christina Blacklaws, the Law Society sent its first delegation to the 63rd UN-Commission on the Status of Women** (UN-CSW) that took place in New York. Lizzette Robleto de Howarth (International Programmes Manager) and Stephanie Brown (International Policy Assistant for Africa, Middle East and the Americas) also attended on behalf of the Law Society. A great deal of preparation went into ensuring that we had a high profile ...
On 21 February 2018, the Law Society’s Vice-President Christina Blacklaws and International Programmes Manager Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, attended the #HeforShe* seminar organised by UN Women and hosted by Linklaters. The purpose of this session was to discuss how to change the narrative between men and women and to find ways of taking action to create a more equal world.
On 3rd October, the Law Society’s Vice President Christina Blacklaws chaired the OLY seminar on Diversity in the legal profession.
Read our blog on the first roundtable on the Women and the Law international programme of the Law Society.