A March 2016 report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee says the gender pay gap will persist unless Government policy changes. The Government responded in February 2017, rejecting most of the report’s recommendations.
Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a major programme of work to bring forward a Domestic Violence and Abuse Act in February 2017. Work will be overseen by the Prime Minister’s Office and coordinated by the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.
The European Women’s Lobby published a December 2016 report on Brexit and women’s rights.
A briefing by Louise Whitfield, Deighton Pierce Glynn, was published in June 2016, entitled ‘How legislation protects women-only spaces and services: an overview’.
The Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No.11) Order 2016 (SI 839/2016) brought section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 into force on 22 August 2016.
The Welsh Government’s consultation on a National Strategy on Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence closed on 10 October 2016.
The government strategy for 2016 to 2020 to end violence against women and girls provides an overview of the wide range of actions the government will be taking towards its strategy of ending violence against women and girls.
In March 2016, EUmatters published an article on Brexit and working women’s rights.
In January 2016, the Prime Minister announced plans to require universities to publish statistical data on admissions by gender, class and ethnic background.
The ‘Violence Against Women and Girls Newsletter – Winter 2015’ has information about the Government’s refreshed Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy and other developments.