Free Speech Debate Panel Discussion: ‘Free Speech Rights are Women’s Rights’

Jennifer Clement (President of PEN International) and Margie Orford (President of PEN South Africa, Board of PEN International) join Professor Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's) for a discussion on free speech and women's rights.

Clement and Orford discuss topics such as PEN International's charter, coverage of reproductive issues in the media, the right to education, self-censorship and the intersection of the patriarchal repression of women and free speech rights in topical concerns like the Women's March in Washington, Trump's reinstatement of the Mexico City policy on reproductive counciling and the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

This event was convened by the Free Speech Debate project. More information can be found at

Speakers: Timothy Garton Ash, Jennifer Clement, Margie Orford