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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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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