Following the publication of the Withdrawal Agreement, it is clear that women are still missing from the Government’s agenda on Brexit.
The Fawcett Society have produced a briefing paper (pdf) as part of their campaign #FaceHerFuture on Brexit and women.
As Brexit-day draws nearer, we are faced with two similar-but-different proposals for migration regimes for EU nationals in the UK – one in the draft Withdrawal Agreement (just) concluded, but now looking precarious, between the UK and the EU, and one in the UK Home Office’s proposals, which appear predicated upon there being a withdrawal agreement.
Although no deal is a distinct possibility, the citizens’ rights part of the withdrawal agreement may end up being plucked out and ring-fenced into a ‘partial deal’ to avoid human catastrophe, so this post reflects upon the offers on the table.
In both regimes, people will fall through the cracks. And women will be disproportionately likely to be among that group.
Professor Charlotte O’Brien from the York Law School, contributes this blog on EU migrants’ rights , gender and Brexit.
As Theresa May pledges to bring a decade of austerity to a close, it comes too late for the 6 in 10 women who were turned away from refuges last year, following funding cuts to domestic violence services. Increased waiting lists have left women facing a terrible decision: sleep rough, or return home to violent partners.
So what does Brexit mean for the 1.2 million women throughout England and Wales who will likely experience domestic abuse this year? What changes, both good and bad, can we expect?
Stacey Lamb, the Growth and Operations Officer at Just Fair, contributes this blog on the implications of Brexit on domestic abuse for the Gendering Brexit Blog series.
The Brexit referendum has, once again put equality under the spotlight with the dominant political rhetoric being for Scotland to distinguish itself in the areas of equality and human rights and forge its position as a global leader.
This is from Professor Nicole Busby from the University of Strathclyde on the implications of Brexit for gender equality in Scotland, for our Gendering Brexit Blog series.
“Leaving the EU also has implications for protections for women escaping domestic violence”. Sam Smethers, CEO of the Fawcett Society discusses what Brexit means for women in a September 2017 article for UK in a Changing Europe.
The European Women’s Lobby published a December 2016 report on Brexit and women’s rights.
The Women’s Budget Group have collated members’ analysis of Brexit and its potential impact on British women.
As the fallout from the EU Referendum continues, Women’s Aid Northern Ireland published an article expressing their concern about the impact of Brexit on women, in July 2016.
In a June 2016 article for Womankind, Lee Webster cautions against a rollback of women’s rights during Brexit.