Charlotte speaks out against male violence against women and the need for law reform to advance gender equality.
Rape Culture in Schools
Invited to speak about the rape culture and abuse in schools.
Male Violence against Women
Sky News, 12.03.2021 & LBC, 15.03.2021
Invited to speak about the pervasive nature of public sexual harassment.
Judicial Training for Domestic Abuse in Family Courts
Times Radio, 13.03.2021
Speaking about the challenges of working in a broken legal system where rape and domestic abuse allegations are often minimised or ignored.
Make Sexual Harassment a Criminal Offence
BBC Politics, 15.03.2021
Debated whether sexual harassment in public should become a criminal offence.
Radio 4, 21.01.2021
Explains why the four appeals brought to the Court of Appeal by Mothers about rape, domestic abuse and coercive control are significant.
Has Rape been Decriminalised?
Times Radio, 30.01.2021
In the wake of Weinstein, the numbers of rape reports have tripled yet prosecutions have dropped.
A Good Read
Radio 4, 13.10.2020
Invited as a guest speaker on ‘A Good Read’ Radio 4 where she chose one of her favourite, feminist books to share with the audience: MacKinnon, Catharine A. Butterfly politics. Harvard University Press, 2017.
Criminalising Virginity Testing
i24News, October 2020
Invited to speak about France’s proposal to criminalise medical practitioners whom perform virginity tests on girls and women.
Universities propose banning relationships between academics and students
Times Radio, 18.10.2020
Invited to speak to Cathy Newman about some Universities proposed changes to their rules to prohibit relationships between academics and students.
The Deportation of a girl at risk of FGM from the UK
Sky News, 11.07.2020
Invited to speak about the case of an 11-year-old girl who is at high risk of FGM if removed by the Home Secretary to Bahrain or Sudan.
Contact disputes during lockdown
LBC radio, 27.03.2020
Invited as an expert to provide advice about child contact disputes during lockdown.
Increasing numbers of cyber-flashing
BBC Surrey, 20.02.2020
Invited to speak about the rise of cyber-flashing and whether the current laws are sufficient to provide victims with redress.
Family judge’s “out-dated” views on rape and domestic abuse. 130 law professionals question the integrity of the family courts.
BBC 5 Live, 19.02.2020
As co-author of a letter calling for an urgent review of family court’s handling of domestic abuse and rape cases, Charlotte spoke about the urgent steps required to ensure court decisions do not expose parents and children to further harm. Read more here.
Exclusive: A letter from 130 lawyers and women’s rights groups is calling for a review of family court’s handling of domestic abuse cases
Victoria Derbyshire, BBC 2, 19.02.2020
As co-author of a letter calling for an urgent review of family court’s handling of domestic abuse and rape cases, Charlotte spoke about the urgent steps required to ensure court decisions do not expose parents and children to further harm. Rehttps://twitter.com/VictoriaLIVE/status/1230074455776546816ad more here.
Increasing numbers of cyber-flashing
BBC London News, 18.02.2020
Following an FOI request showing increasing numbers of cyber-flashing reports to British Transport Police, Charlotte was invited to speak about the rise of cyber-flashing and whether the current laws are sufficient to provide victims with redress.
The prosecution of Caroline Flack raises questions about the support offered by the criminal justice system to those suffering with mental health
Radio 4 today programme, 17.02.2020
Following the tragic death of Caroline Flack, questions are raised about the mental health support available to those going through the criminal justice system.
Judges’ outdated views on domestic abuse and rape
Victoria Derbyshire, BBC2, 24.01.2020
Invited to discuss the recent family court judgment where a judge held that a woman who did not physically resist sexual intercourse had not been raped. The decision was overturned on appeal.
The Harvey Weinstein trial
Sky news, 06.01.2020
Invited to discuss the trial of Harvey Weinstein and the impact of the MeToo movement.
Should abortion be decriminalised?
BBC 1, Sunday Morning Live, 27.10.2019
Debated alongside a panel of experts about whether abortion in Northern Ireland should have been decriminalised.
This Girl is at High Risk of FGM
RT TV, 27.9.2019
Discussed the deportation of a 10-year-old girl to Sudan or Bahrain where she would be at risk of FGM.
Is marriage an outdated institution?
BBC 1, 22.09.2019
Debated alongside a panel of experts about whether marriage has become redundant in modern day society.
MeToo and sexual harassment in the workplace
BBC 1, 01.09.2019
Argued that the MeToo movement has not gone far enough in changing workplace culture, particularly in sectors that remain male dominated.
Sexual misconduct at Universities
C4 News, 18.07.2019
Some 165 allegations of rape or sexual assault have been reported by Cambridge students in the last three years. Barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman has been working with female undergraduates who say they have been sexually assaulted on campus.
Why alleged perpetrators of sexual offences should not be anonymous
Charlotte outlines the key arguments for the naming of alleged perpetrators of sexual offences.
Secret family court rulings ordering unsupervised contact between an abusive parent and their child
Victoria Derbyshire BBC 2, 25.05.2019
As a barrister in family law, Charlotte explains that family courts often order unsupervised contact between abusive parents and their children, leaving children at risk of further harm. Watch here.
Sally Challen wins her appeal: Coercive control
Charlotte draws on her own experience of representing women survivors of coercive control in family law cases, arguing that coercive control is not given enough weight by authorities and the family courts.
Driving FGM underground: The implications of cutting girls younger
Victoria Derbyshire BBC 2, 04.02.2019
FGM is increasingly being performed on babies and infants in the UK. FGM expert and barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman said it was “almost impossible to detect” as the girls were not in school or old enough to report it. In one case, in Yorkshire, a victim was just one month old. Watch here.
The first conviction for FGM
Radio 4, World Service, 01.02.2019
Invited on Radio 4 to discuss the impact of the first conviction for FGM in England.
The lessons learnt from cases of FGM
PM, Radio 4, 01.02.2019
Invited on Radio 4 to discuss the consequences of the first conviction for FGM in England.
Celebrating a 100 years of women in law
Charlotte outlines the fundamental changes in the last 100 years for women in the law, as well as reflecting upon how much more work is required to reach the milestone of gender equality.