An intersectional analysis of Brexit suggests that Black British children are the forgotten victims of the decision to leave the EU. Due to the nationality of their primary carer, their rights as British and EU citizens have been pushed aside in the Brexit negotiations by both the European Commission and the UK government.
Professor Iyiola Solanke from the University of Leeds discusses the forgotten Zambrano Families for the Gendering Brexit Blog series.
Continue reading “EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Who speaks for the Zambrano Families? Multi-level abandonment in the UK and EU”
The 2019 Modern Families Index (pdf) reveals that parents working part time (most of whom are women) have just a 21% chance of being promoted within the next three years, compared to 45% for their full-time counterparts.
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Through their frontline work, Rights of Women have witnessed the devastating impacts that the cuts to legal aid enacted by LASPO have had on the ability of women survivors of violence and abuse to obtain safety and justice.
They have produced a February 2019 report (pdf) which analyses the accessibility of the scheme for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse.
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‘Foodbanks cannot continue to pick up the pieces. We have to make sure our benefits system can protect people from hunger.’
This is from a February 2019 campaign launched by the Trussell Trust, calling for an end to the five-week waiting period imposed on people moving on to Universal Credit.
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‘It has been argued that the implications of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommendations and White Paper proposals being implemented would likely be: labour shortages, tax rises, administrative overload, population decline, and increased potential for constitutional conflict.’
This is from a January 2019 Scottish Parliament briefing on immigration policy (pdf) ahead of Brexit. The briefing provides an overview of the main decisions, proposals and reactions relating to the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system since the referendum to leave the EU in June 2016.
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