We must widen understanding about the impact on women otherwise those who are disadvantaged the most by reason of ethnicity, class, income and citizenship will be truly left behind by Brexit. This is according to a June 2018 article by PolicyBristol Hub which summarises discussions from a symposium on women’s equality and Brexit.
In June 2018, the Home Office published the details of settlement scheme for EU citizens.
The Government have confirmed that EU citizens living in the UK and their family members will need to apply under this settlement scheme to obtain their new UK immigration status.
Brexit attempts to shed minimum standards of justice and equality. This will disproportionately affect access to justice and the rights of women, BAME communities, LGBTQI, those with disabilities, workers and third country nationals. This is according to Dr Kimberley Brayson from the University of Sussex in a May 2018 article for UK in a Changing Europe.
The House of Commons Library have published a May 2018 briefing paper, which provides links to a selection of debates that have referenced Brexit in the title or during a debate in 2018.
There is an urgent need to increase support and protection for migrant women and consider measures which should be included in the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.
This is according to the May 2018 briefing by End Violence Against Women (EVAW) on women living in the ‘hostile environment’ (pdf).
By 2017, there were an estimated 3,438,000 EU citizens living in the UK, and it is not yet possible to know how many will be eligible for settled status.
This is from the April 2018 report the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford on the status of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit.
The Government Equalities Office have published its 8th report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (pdf), in April 2018.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their business plan 2018/19 (PDF), in March 2018.
This plan outlines the priorities for their work in the coming year.
‘Our evidence suggests that it is not in the UK’s interest for reciprocal healthcare arrangements to cease.’ This is according to Lords European Union Select Committee’s March 2018 report on Brexit and reciprocal healthcare.
Liberty have launched a February 2018 campaign to end indefinite immigration detention, post-Brexit.