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


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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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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50:50 Parliament visual essay: Women in Parliament
Since 1918, 490 women have been elected to parliament. In 2018, there are 209 women MPs. For every woman currently in the
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UCL Brexit Blog: Where are the Women at the Big Boys’ Table?
The Brexit negotiations remind us that gender, racial and class inequality in the top echelons of policymaking remains alive and
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Institute for Public Policy Research: An Equal Exit? The Distributional Consequences of Leaving the EU
Many supporters of Remain or Leave have portrayed the distributional effects of Brexit as straightforwardly positive or negative. In fact,
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Joint letter: Women’s Rights at Risk after Brexit
Post-Brexit, we will be the only country in Europe where politicians will be free to remove and diminish hard-won rights,
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House of Commons Library resource: Brexit – Reading List of post-EU Referendum Publications
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on
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PolicyBristol Hub article: Furthering Women’s Democracy in a Brexit Environment
We must widen understanding about the impact on women otherwise those who are disadvantaged the most by reason of ethnicity,
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EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: If Brexit Cannot be Reversed, What Should be Done to Protect Women’s Rights?
‘Women in the UK and gender experts have been distinctly under-represented both in the Brexit referendum campaign and in the
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