Male Champions for Change

Male Champions for Change

The WLC welcomes members of all genders, encourages all perspectives and remains a Committee dedicated to the cause of women lawyers. In this respect, the WLC recognises and seeks to enhance the role of male champions for change as catalysts for the goals described above. This document summarises why this is important and what the WLC proposes specifically regarding the ‘Male Champions for Change’ Initiative.

WLC New Year’s Letter 2023

This is certainly the case for the WLC as we reflect on all of the incredible experiences and pro-jects that last year comprised, including hosting the 9th World Women Lawyers' Conference in Copenhagen (with around 200 participants!), hosting a lovely lunch and leading 3 insightful panels during the IBA Annual Conference in Miami, launching and promoting the very well-received Mentorship Toolkit

Released on Feb 7, 2023

WLC New Year’s Letter 2022

The new year is off to a great start. Our committee’s name change has enthusiastically been approved, so we are officially now the Women Lawyers' Committee ("WLC")!

Released on Feb 14, 2022

From the Editors, Women Lawyers’ Interest Group, March 2021

A message from the Editors of the Women Lawyers' Interest Group, March 2021

From the Officers, Women Lawyers' Interest Group, October 2020

A message from the Officers of the Women Lawyers' Interest Group, October 2020

Gender equality and access to justice in Brazil: the all-too-common struggle of victims of sexual violence

This article addresses the systemic problem of the mistreatment of women who are victims of sexual violence (especially in cases of violence by men against women) by the Brazilian criminal justice system that has come to the fore over the years, some of the key reasons behind the issue, as well as some brief comments on some possible solutions.

International Women’s Day 2020: developing an international practice

How can female lawyers at the beginning of their careers develop an international practice? A panel from Charles Russell Speechlys shared their experiences as part of International Women’s Day 2020. They provided practical tips for aspiring international lawyers – from joining an international association to doing an overseas secondment – which considered the additional challenges that women lawyers may face, such as career breaks to start a family or part time working.

Forgotten superheroines: Covid-19 and the effects on the social and working environment of women in Austria

When mastering life, women need power. When mastering life in times of crisis, women need superhuman powers. They must be superheroines. The Austrian legal framework does not consider the fact that women carry a disproportionate burden when the crises hit all of us. There is an urgent need to take (legal) measures to fight the significant socio-political consequences for women in their social and working environment.