Richard Corbett MEP: Brexit and Women

Richard Corbett (Labour MEP for Yorkshire and Humber) has published a March 2017 article on continuing the fight for gender equality in post-Brexit Britain.

He highlights rights at work, violence against women, migration and refugees, and research, funding and collaboration as key issues for European women.

‘It is important that the UK government recognises that Brexit, if we go ahead with it, has serious potential consequences regarding women’s rights.

As a country that values equality and respects the enormous contribution that women make to our society, we must ensure that the government is held to account for maintaining and improving the existing situation at every opportunity, and not allowed to slip backwards.’

Read the full article.