‘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.
After the referendum, several risk areas for women have become apparent – rights at work, women’s economic welfare, and safety from racism and attacks. Much of the European equalities legislation that countered these risks are now open for revision.