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Belfast International Arts Festival - Keina Yoshida

Former pupil Keina Yoshida (Class of 2004), a human rights lawyer, will discuss their new book as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival programme this Autumn.
30 Aug 2023

The Belfast International Arts Festival 2023 runs from 12th October - 5th November with a packed programme of contemporary arts and culture in over 30 venues across the city. It will feature international and homegrown artists in theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature and film.

As part of the festival, Keina Yoshida (Class of 2004), a human rights barrister in London, will discuss their book, 'How Many More Women: The silencing of women by the law and how to stop it', written with fellow lawyer Jennifer Robinson. Keina will be in conversation with journalist Allison Morris at the No Alilbis Bookshop on Botanic Avenue in Belfast on Wednesday 1st November 2023 at 6pm. 

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The book examines the broken systems and explores the changes needed in order to ensure that women's freedom is no longer threatened by laws which are supposed to protect them.

Dr Yoshida has represented victims and survivors of abuse in different legal proceedings, including in judicial reviews and in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Keina is also an academic at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and sits on the editorial board of the journal Feminist Legal Studies.

Keina’s publications include Feminist Conversations on Peace (Bristol University Press, 2022) as well as academic journal articles in the European Human Rights Law Review, Human Rights Quarterly and International Affairs.


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