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Activist Lawyer Podcast marks IWD2024: Doing Feminist Legal Work with Dr Maebh Harding and Professor Aoife O'Donoghue

Updated: Mar 29

To mark International Women’s Day 2024  our Activist Lawyer Podcast host, Sarah Henry was delighted to be joined by Dr Maebh Harding and Professor Aoife O’Donoghue to discuss the network Doing Feminist Legal Work. The panel also discuss the meaning of adapting a ‘feminist approach’ to work, emerging issues relating to gender and the law, as well as the position of western feminism in the context of the ongoing crisis in Palestine.




About Doing Feminist Legal Work:


DFLW connects legal scholars across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain addressing emerging issues of gender and law. This is an exciting and innovative project and you can find out how you can become involved in the network.The aim of DFLW is to create a long-term sustainable community which offers support, experience sharing and mentoring, alongside advancing research projects, policy developments and feminist teaching innovation. The purpose of the network is to develop and share experience and practice as well as developing the substantive research and educational tools necessary to respond swiftly and effectively to societal challenges. The network seeks to equip members to engage directly with policy makers and media.



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Professor Aoife O’Donoghue of Queen’s University Law School, works extensively on projects relating to utopia, feminism and international law and tyranny, in particular taking a law and humanities perspective that incorporates history, literature and theory.  Aoife was co-director of the Northern Ireland Feminist Judgements Project and is co-direct of the Feminist Constitutional Futures Project. 



Dr Maebh Harding works at University College Dublin, Sutherland School of Law.  Dr Harding is Assistant professor in Family and Child Law at UCD and her research combines a critical feminist perspective with empirical, historical and doctrinal rigour to challenge legal regulation of family life.  She takes a particular interest, not only in law and gender but in how family justice systems actually work.  Her work has been widely citied and has significantly impacted policy and practice.


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