Besides representing the interests of women at the Bar, the AWB commits itself to legal causes affecting women globally.
Welfare at the Bar
Whether man or woman, a career at the Bar can create particular stresses which may result in a negative impact on mental health. We advise anyone who is suffering from stress, addiction, depression or other emotional difficulties contact Law Care. Click here for their website or call their helpline on 0808 800 0023,
The Campaign against Female Genital Mutilation
The AWB supports wholeheartedly the campain against FGM in the UK and abroad. FGM affects millions of women worldwide and its impact in the UK has only recently been brought to prominence. The difficulties of preventing FGM range from the discomfort that victims can face in coming forward to preventing young girls travelling out of the country.
The AWB hosted a panel at the 2014 Bar Conference concerning the ways in which FGM is being tackled in the UK and what more can be done. Further information on that panel can be found here.