Brexit Resource Bank: Women

In June 2016, the British public voted to leave the European Union. And although we cannot envisage with absolute certainty what a post-Brexit Britain will look like, we can be sure that there will be a significant impact on women’s rights. This resource bank shares relevant information to encourage understanding and discussion of these issues.

Gendering Brexit Blog Series

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How will Brexit Impact on Women's Food Security?

By Imogen Richmond-Bishop, Right to Food project at Sustain

Department for Exiting the EU guidance: UK Government’s Preparations for a ‘No Deal’ Scenario

The UK Government has begun to publish a series of guidance on how businesses and citizens can prepare for a ‘No Deal’ scenario in August 2018.

Government white paper: The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union

The Government has published a white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the European Union on 12 July 2018 which proposes a ‘principled and practical’ Brexit.

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Gender and queer perspectives on Brexit
‘This collection examines the opportunities and challenges, rights and wrongs, and prospects and risks of Brexit from the perspectives of
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The Centre for Labour and Social Studies report: The Great British regression – Brexit and inequality
'The Brexit vote came in part as an outcome of the aforementioned inequalities', says the December 2018 report (pdf) from
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Women’s Budget Group report: Life-Changing and Life-Saving – Funding for the women’s sector
Local specialist women’s organisations provide life-changing services including employment training, psychological and legal support.  This is from the December 2018
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First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership report: ‘Recommendations for a new human rights framework to improve people’s lives’
'There is an urgent need of human rights leadership in today’s world', this is according to the December 2018 report
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Race on the Agenda briefing: Brexit for BAME Britain – investigating the impact
There is strong evidence that a ‘No Deal’ or ‘Hard’ Brexit would be the most damaging for Black, Asian and
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Fawcett Society briefing paper: #FaceHerFuture
Following the publication of the Withdrawal Agreement, it is clear that women are still missing from the Government’s agenda on
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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
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EU Funding After Brexit: Shared Prosperity Must Mean Shared Rights
Over the last forty years, European Union funding has provided a safety net for people facing inequality and discrimination and
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Women’s Resource Centre report: Women’s Equality in England – Shadow Report submitted to the UN CEDAW Committee
There is a lack of protection and support for migrant women facing domestic abuse and their children, transnational marriage abandonment,
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EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: What Will Brexit Mean for Survivors of Domestic Abuse?
As Theresa May pledges to bring a decade of austerity to a close, it comes too late for the 6
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EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: How ‘Brexit’ Threatens Northern Irish Anti-Discrimination Law
Professor Dagmar Schiek, of Queen’s University Belfast, contributes this long read on Irish anti-discrimination law and Brexit for the Gendering Brexit
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EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Deal or no Deal, Brexit is Bad News for Women
‘Women are likely to be harder hit by a ‘hard Brexit’ than men…And the impact is also likely to be
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Gendering Brexit blog series: How will Brexit Impact on Women’s Food Security?
Imogen Richmond-Bishop, Coordinator of the Right to Food project at Sustain, explores the impact of Brexit on women’s food security for
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CIPFA podcast: What does Brexit mean for public services? Epsiode 8 – The Women’s Budget Group
‘An economic shock after Brexit and cuts to public services will hit women hardest.’ This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson,
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EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Brexit, Gender Equality and Scotland – Opportunity or Threat?
The Brexit referendum has, once again put equality under the spotlight with the dominant political rhetoric being for Scotland to
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Taylor & Francis Online article: Women, Equality and the UK’s EU Referendum
Brexit is a critical moment in which gender relations are being reshaped. An article on women, equality and the EU
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EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: “Don’t Worry, Women’s Rights and Equality are Already Embedded within our Legal Framework” – A
Just like the 2008 financial crisis, Brexit could be an opportunity to re-assert the centrality of core values such as
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The UK in a Changing Europe blog: Will UK Working Parents Lose Out After Brexit?
‘Not many of us anticipated that leaving the EU could have an impact upon thousands of working parents and carers,
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EHRC report: Pressing for Progress – Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in 2018
A July 2018 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) assesses progress on women’s rights since 2013, in areas
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Government white paper: The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union
The Government has published a white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the European Union on 12 July
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