In Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minster, she proclaimed her Government’s mission was to tackle ‘burning injustices’ in Britain. But preparing for Brexit has dominated Government thinking since then.
This is according to the May 2018 report on ‘burning injustices’ in Britain (pdf), by Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
‘Women in the UK have benefited greatly from membership of the EU/EEC’, argues Annick Masselot and Roberta Guerrina in a January 2018 article for the Cambridge University Press.
An Economist article asks ‘Should crimes involving racism carry stiffer penalties?’ Mark Walters, a criminologist at the University of Sussex who specialises in hate crimes, argues that they should, and that the formal system of aggravated offences sends a strong message denouncing racism.
Failing to include women in front-line Brexit discussions jeopardises the quality of negotiations, argues Charlotte O’Brien in a July 2017 article for the Conversation.
In a June 2017 position paper, Just Fair and Doctors of the World identify data-sharing between NHS and the Home Office as a threat to patients’ human rights.
Ebony Riddell Bamber, our Research and Impact Director, shares her thoughts from our first seminar on hate crime. Addressing hate crime is one of EDF’s 2016-2017 strategic priorities – get in touch if you’d like to get involved. We held our Hate Crime: Cause & Effect seminar on 12 June, slap-bang in the aftermath of the election …
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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.
In a March 2017 article for PolicyBristol, Sue Cohen looks at the advancement of women’s rights under EU law – and what the UK must do in order to achieve gender equality.