‘Women are bearing the brunt of socio economic cuts in all their forms’, writes Emma Patterson-Bennett in a Brexit LawNI Project blog on Brexit and women.
The unpaid labour of childcare is not recognised as “genuine and effective work”. This is a problem for the residency rights of EU nationals living in the UK, argues Isabel Shutes from LSE in a July 2017 article on childcare, work and residency rights.
In June 2017, Isabel Shutes and Sarah Walker wrote an article examining the gendered effects of restricting EU migrants’ access to rights to residence and to social benefits in relation to work, self-sufficiency and family.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are attacked and harassed because they are seen as different, says a June 2017 Amnesty International briefing. And the response from authorities is inadequate.
In a June 2017 article for Human Rights Watch, Heather Barr criticises the lack of female voices as UK negotiations with the EU begin.
The Fawcett Society has, with other women’s organisations, issued an open letter to the Prime Minister on abortion rights.
Liz Shannon – our Parliamentary and Policy Advisor – shares the latest update on our Brexit work, including a background briefing.
“The Brexit vote has unearthed and reinvigorated the politics of difference and social inequalities which have for long complicated Britain’s diversity project.” Sweta Rajan-Rankin writes from a a Black Feminist perspective to ‘agitate’ the dominant Brexit logic, based on the ‘new populism’ argument in a 2017 article for Feminists@Law.
The Fawcett Society have called for all political parties to advance equality between women and men in their 2017 Manifesto for Women.
A gendered analysis both illuminates and complicates dominant explanations of the Brexit vote. A March 2017 article by Aida Hozic and Jacqui True highlights the neglected gendered dimensions of the Brexit vote.