The EU and Gender Equality
- Six big reasons for women to vote Remain in the EU referendum. Shared parental leave, equal pay, anti-discrimination laws, special funding for women-led projects and protection against harassment and human trafficking: it’s all enshrined in EU law. Co-authored with Mary Honeyball, MEP for the Labour Party.
- Let’s stop talking about ‘honour killing’. There is no honour in murder, the Guardian, co-authored with Dexter Dias QC of Garden Court Chambers.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Failure to act on female genital mutilation, co-authored with Julie Okine, published by LexisNexis
- Update: FGM and the Serious Crime Act 2005. Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Charlotte Proudman outline the key legislative changes on FGM introduced by the Serious Crime Act, Counsel Magazine.
- FGM and the Serious Crime Act 2005. Nkumbe Ekaney QC of Albion Chambers and Charlotte Proudman of Mansfield Chambers consider the important provisions introduced to protect girls and women from FGM, Family Law Week.
- FGM: Prosecution and Prevention, Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Charlotte Proudman consider the impact of the first FGM case litigated in care proceedings, Counsel Magazine.
- Case summary of the first reported family law case involving FGM, B and G (Children) (No 2)  EWFC 3, Family Law Week.
- Legal analysis of the first reported family law case involving FGM, B and G (Children) (No 2)  EWFC 3, Family Law.
- The campaigns to end FGM are a step forward, but they do not go far enough, the Independent, co-authored with Dexter Dias QC of Garden Court Chambers.
- Come on Cameron: If you really want to end FGM, it’s time to act – and fast, Telegraph, co-authored with Dexter Dias QC of Garden Court Chambers.
- We need action, not more words: Fight FGM the way we fight forced marriage, New Statesman, co-authored with Dexter Dias QC of Garden Court Chambers.
- Even Today we’re failing the girls facing genital mutilation, Politics, co-authored with Dexter Dias QC of Garden Court Chambers.
- War rape: The forgotten pandemic sweeping Syria, the Independent.
- In criminalising forced marriage the UK joins a Europe-wide movement, the Independent.
- It’s time to criminalise forced marriage, the Independent.
- Forced Marriage: The Path to Criminalisation, Counsel Magazine.
- Will the Court of Protection judgment in XCC v AA  EWHC 2183 (COP) mean increased intervention in forced marriage cases?’ Lexis Nexis.
- Specific Criminal Offence of Forced Marriage, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly.
- The Criminalisation of Forced Marriage, Family Law.
- Forced Marriage and Arranged Marriage, LAP Lambert Publishing.
- The criminalisation of forced marriage across Europe, International Family Law.
Violence against women and girls
- Prostitution, sex-buyer laws and the “End Demand” campaign, Counsel Magazine.
- End Demand, Family Law.
- Playboy’s big cover-up is anything but a victory for women, the Guardian.
- Revenge porn: enough still isn’t being done to stop it, the Independent.
Privatised Children’s Homes
- Is it acceptable to profit from the social care of vulnerable children? The Independent, co-authored with Dexter Dias Q.C.
- Missing Children, Missing Care and Missing Questions: Why Are Children in Care Being Failed? Huffington Post, co-authored with Dexter Dias Q.C.
- The demonization of parents in care proceedings, the Independent.
- Setting parents up to fail: punishing hopeless parents is integral to care proceedings, Family Law.
- Parents who fail, Family Law.
International Human Rights
- Strategic litigation in Israel, Counsel Magazine.
- Michelle Payne’s stunning victory proves why sexual apartheid in sport must end. Jockey Michelle Payne has made history by becoming the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup, calling out sexism on her way to the top, The Telegraph.
Oxbridge Drinking Societies
The Case for Quotas in the Legal Profession
- British women cannot wait 50 years for justice, the Guardian (published in print).
- Quotas are the only way to combat sexism in the workplace, and we shouldn’t be afraid to demand them, The Independent.
- Sexism in the workplace, Saturday Times Magazine (published in print).
- Our justice system suffers because women are invisible in shaping laws that impact women’s lives, New Statesman.
- Sumption encapsulates the law’s sexism: only quotas can challenge male privilege. If the supreme court judge thinks women are opting to shun senior judicial posts, he doesn’t understand power, the Guardian (published in print).
Feminist or Equalist?
- Why I want feminism and not equality (and why they are not the same thing). Unlike equalists, feminists do not want men to share their oppression, Left Foot Forward.
Legal Aid Cuts
- A justified moment to make history: Lawyers strike for first time ever to protest legal aid cuts, the Independent.
- It’s not “left-wing campaigners” who are defending judicial review. It’s anyone who cares about justice, the Independent.
- The legal aid cuts are just the beginning of a move towards a fully privatised criminal justice system, the Independent.
- Justice for sale but who pays for the cost? The Independent.
- ‘Justice for all,’ Fabian Review, Vol. 125, No. 3 (Autumn., 2013), pp.4.
- Unequal before the law: legal aid cuts threaten gender equality, Fabian Women’s Network.
- Saving our justice system, Fabian Society.
- Justice Adjourned, Society of Labour Lawyers.
- Syria immune from being held accountable by ICC for atrocities, New Statesman.
- Gay marriage: putting an old wrong right, the Guardian, co-authored with Michelle Brooks.
Interview with Alastair Campbell
- Giving ‘one nation’ meaning: Interview with Alastair Campbell, Fabian Society.
- Who is the real Alastair Campbell? The master of spin gives a PR lesson from the back of his limo, King’s Review.
- Interview picked up by the media and published in the Sun, The Huffington Post, another article in the Huffington Post, The Times, The Financial Times, The Week, The Guardian, another article in the Guardian, BBC, Independent, Mirror, Daily Mail, and many more.