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Pregnancy and the Law Event

pregnant woman using a laptop
13 September 2023
This is a hybrid event at the University of Southampton and online

Event details

A workshop on the theme of ‘Pregnancy and the Law’ bringing together academics and others working in this field to discuss pregnancy and women’s rights from the perspectives of equality law, medical law and human rights.

Confirmed speakers and organisations include:

Representatives from University of Southampton:

  • Law School
  • Business School
  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwifery

Call for Papers - by 1 June 2023

The call for papers is now open for submissions.

Speakers can address the theme of the workshop from any discipline or perspective including:

  • Discrimination and equality in employment: how do we make existing rights effective?
  • Work life balance rights and pregnancy
  • Providing dignity and appropriate care during pregnancy and childbirth
  • Medical law and issues of consent
  • Abortion rights and reproductive autonomy
  • New developments in reproductive technology: ethical or human rights perspectives

Please submit a title and abstract of no more than 300 words to by 1 June 2023, stating the event date and title in the subject.

This will be a hybrid event, taking place online and at the University of Southampton. When submitting your abstract, please indicate whether you will be attending in person or online.

We have funding available for travel and accommodation expenses for those who do not have funding from their own institution. If you would like to apply for this, please state this when submitting your abstract.

The Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality and Law was founded in 2018 to understand the issues associated with gender discrimination, raise awareness, and find effective ways to address it.

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