The Trades Union Congress published in August 2016 their guidance, ‘Challenging racism after the EU referendum: An action plan for challenging racism and xenophobia’.
The Women’s Budget Group have collated members’ analysis of Brexit and its potential impact on British women.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative have published a July 2016 article on Brexit – stating that Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union could jeopardize the stability of women’s rights in the UK.
Natasha Walter, Director of Women for Refugee Women, writes about the gendered cost of Brexit in July 2016.
‘What to do if you’re worried about racism: EU referendum factsheet’ was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in July 2016.
The European Parliament formally reacted to the UN’s recommendations from the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and made a report in July 2016.
The Trade Union Council released a press release on 13 July 2016 following polling they had conducted on voters’ opinions on Brexit. The poll showed that both Remain and Leave voters supporting maintaining vital rights like maternity leave (73% of Remain and 69% of Leave voters) and maintaining protection against discrimination at work (80% of Remain voters and 77% of Leave voters).
“Leave voters overwhelmingly demonstrate contempt for feminism, with 78% believing it to be a force for ill.” Ruth Cain’s 2016 article reflects on the gender, age and class profile of those who voted to leave the EU, and the implications for academic feminists. Read more.
In July 2016, Fawcett Society launched the #Faceherfuture campaign which focuses on several key areas of risk for women; such as women’s representation, women’s rights, the economy and women’s safety.
In this July 2016 article for Politics.co.uk, Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, argues that Brexit must not equate to a rollback of women’s rights.