‘An economic shock after Brexit and cuts to public services will hit women hardest.’
This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group, who discusses how Brexit could unfairly affect women in a podcast epsiode by the Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services.
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‘It is noteworthy that whenever further devolution of power has been mooted in Scotland, equality has been high on the agenda.’
This observation by Professor Nicole Busby from the University of Strathclyde is from her guest blog on Brexit and gender equality in Scotland, as part of the EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series.
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A blog by Kathryn Quinton, Communictions Director, Equality and Diversity Forum
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Just like the 2008 financial crisis, Brexit could be an opportunity to re-assert the centrality of core values such as equality and diversity. And yet, neither the UK government nor the EU have acknowledged their respective role in ensuring socio-economic rights in a post-Brexit settlement.
This is from our second contributor, Professor Roberta Guerrina at the University of Surrey who questions the exclusion of feminist voices from the Brexit negotiations.
Continue reading “EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: “Don’t Worry, Women’s Rights and Equality are Already Embedded within our Legal Framework” – A Feminist Reading of Brexit Myths and Narratives”
41% of Britons think everyone in Britain enjoys the same basic human rights, whereas 35% disagree.
This is according to research on human rights by Ipsos MORI, published in July 2018, which shows that Britain is split on whether human rights abuse in the UK is a problem.
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A key consideration of the EU negotiations should be the lived experiences of younger generations living in the UK.
The July 2018 report by Common Vision on millennials and Brexit provides a comprehensive and comparative picture of the attitudes and priorities of young people.
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The Department for Work and Pensions published statistical information on the policy that provides support for a maximum of 2 children in Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit in June 2018.
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Liberty, Business Disability Forum, the Equality and Diversity Forum along with other disability and human rights organisations have written a letter, dated 13 July 2018 to Trade Secretary Liam Fox to warn him that ministerial powers in the Trade Bill could be used to remove disabled people’s rights.
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47% of Britons think that immigration has a “good” impact on the economy – 14% higher than two years earlier
The 35th edition of the NatCen British Social Attitudes survey asks: How will Britain navigate the global, social, economic and Brexit challenges of the near future?
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The Brexit negotiations remind us that gender, racial and class inequality in the top echelons of policymaking remains alive and kicking.
At the start of the Brexit negotiations in June 2017, Columba Achilleos-Sarll writes asks “Where are the women?” in an article for the UCL Brexit blog.
Continue reading “UCL Brexit Blog: Where are the Women at the Big Boys’ Table?”