EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Gentlemen’s agreements: proposals on the table for EU citizens’ rights disadvantage women by design

As Brexit-day draws nearer, we are faced with two similar-but-different proposals for migration regimes for EU nationals in the UK – one in the draft Withdrawal Agreement (just) concluded, but now looking precarious, between the UK and the EU, and one in the UK Home Office’s proposals, which appear predicated upon there being a withdrawal agreement.

Although no deal is a distinct possibility, the citizens’ rights part of the withdrawal agreement may end up being plucked out and ring-fenced into a ‘partial deal’ to avoid human catastrophe, so this post reflects upon the offers on the table.

In both regimes, people will fall through the cracks. And women will be disproportionately likely to be among that group.

Professor Charlotte O’Brien from the York Law School, contributes this blog on EU migrants’ rights , gender and Brexit. 

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Our Equality and Human Rights Framework: Learning Programme in Yorkshire and the Humber – November and December 2018 (Leeds)

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Date:  14 November and 17 December  2018
Location: Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Leeds, LS10 2QW
Cost Free with a £25 refundable deposit

We’re heading to Leeds to deliver two workshops to introduce our Equality and Human Rights toolkit, in partnership with Voluntary Action Leeds. Do join us there!

This resource aims to help you use equality and human rights more effectively within your organisation.

We’re looking for people at voluntary and community organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber to register for our Framework learning programme. These workshops will support you to embed equality and human rights into your organisation in order to strengthen your core aims, and improve outcomes for the people you support.

Travel bursaries are available on a needs, and first come first serve basis.

Sign up!

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Being Black in the EU

‘In the 21st century, there is no excuse for racial discrimination. Yet black people in the EU today are still victims of widespread and unacceptable levels of discrimination and harassment simply because of their skin colour’.

This is according to the November 2018 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), which examines the experiences of nearly 6,000 black people in 12 European Union Member States.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission research report: The cumulative impact on living standards of public spending changes

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Lone parent households lose more than any other demographic type in terms of final income in all three countries.

This is from the November 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the impact of changes to public spending on protected groups in England, Scotland and Wales up to the tax year 2021 to 2022.

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British Institute of Human Rights training: A Human Rights Approach in Transforming Care Partnerships – 19 December 2018 (London)

Date: 19 December 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Manor Gardens Centre, 6-9 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA
Cost: Free

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) is inviting health and social care teams to attend a training day on human rights within the Transforming Care programme. The training will cover how to use human rights in decision making, policy and practice to better support people with learning disabilites and/or autism.

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