The Fawcett Society have launched a campaign: #FaceHerFuture (pdf). From July 2016 onwards, the campaign will focus on key areas of risk for women – representation, rights, the economy and safety.
‘In voting Leave, it is clear that Britain voted to ‘take back control’. But following the vote, there is now an opportunity for the government to give women greater control over their own lives.’
In this July 2016 article for Politics.co.uk, Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, argues that Brexit must not equate to a rollback of women’s rights.
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Brexit is both a negative and positive for women engineers, says Dr Sarah Peers, Vice President of the Women’s Engineering Society.
In a July 2016 article, Peers considers an increased domestic demand for engineers and that engineers are welcomed worldwide.
As the fallout from the EU Referendum continues, Women’s Aid Northern Ireland have expressed concern about the impact of Brexit on women.
This July 2016 article identifies key three areas for concern.
Womankind will “will stand in solidarity with women’s movements in the UK, in Europe and across the world to ensure that the rights of all women are protected in the UK’s exit of the European Union.”
In a June 2016 article for Womankind, Lee Webster cautions against a rollback of women’s rights during Brexit.
Black Ballad published an article on how Brexit will affect black women in June 2016. The article explores specific consequences for black women, including on health, work and the ability to lay down roots.
In March 2016, EUmatters published an article on Brexit and working women’s rights.
Written by Abigail Rumsey, the article identifies British protections that are derived from EU law.
Voxter released a February 2016 survey on Brexit with polls suggesting that the final vote will be very close.
Many women have not yet made up their minds on how to vote in the UK’s EU membership referendum. This January 2016 report (pdf) from British Future reveals that the male-dominated Leave and Remain campaigns are failing to engage female voters.