‘Women in the UK have benefited greatly from membership of the EU/EEC’, argues Annick Masselot and Roberta Guerrina in a January 2018 article for the Cambridge University Press.
“Warning bells are sounding that rights women have gained during 42 years of EU Membership could be at risk, and in some instances wiped out.” This is according to the Deeds Not Words colloquium report, published in January 2018.
Britain and the European Union’s negotiators have published a December 2017 progress report on Brexit.
‘Women lose more than men from reforms at every income level,’ says a November 2017 report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
This report is a summary of the first set of results from their project which looks at the effect of tax, welfare, social security and public spending.
Only 17% of low-paid workers have gone on to get better pay. This means many low-paid workers are permanently stuck in low pay.
This is according to an October 2017 research paper by the Social Mobility Commission.
The EU is important for gender equality in Europe. If the EU were to be weakened, this would weaken a major support for all forms of equality in Europe. Professor Silvia Walby discusses Crisis, Brexit and Changes in Gender Regimes with The Sociological Review in August 2017.
Failing to include women in front-line Brexit discussions jeopardises the quality of negotiations, argues Charlotte O’Brien in a July 2017 article for the Conversation.
‘Women are bearing the brunt of socio economic cuts in all their forms’, writes Emma Patterson-Bennett in a Brexit LawNI Project blog on Brexit and women.
The unpaid labour of childcare is not recognised as “genuine and effective work”. This is a problem for the residency rights of EU nationals living in the UK, argues Isabel Shutes from LSE in a July 2017 article on childcare, work and residency rights.
In June 2017, Isabel Shutes and Sarah Walker wrote an article examining the gendered effects of restricting EU migrants’ access to rights to residence and to social benefits in relation to work, self-sufficiency and family.