EU Funding After Brexit: Shared Prosperity Must Mean Shared Rights

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Over the last forty years, European Union funding has provided a safety net for people facing inequality and discrimination and offered them a chance to make their lives better.

This funding will end when the UK leaves the EU.

In this briefing, Liz Shannon, our parliamentary and policy adviser looks at the future of funding following our exit from the European Union.

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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 Blog series.

The extensive blogging activities on the so-called ‘Brexit’ – a misnomer, because the UK government intends to withdraw Britain alongside Northern Ireland from the UK – have not yet exhausted its impact on anti-discrimination law in relation to Northern Ireland, which could actually be turned into opportunities if handled intelligently.

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Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report: Devolution and Exiting the EU – Reconciling Differences and Building Strong Relationships

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‘Leaving the EU will change the constitutional arrangements of the UK in relation to the devolution settlements’, says a July 2018 report from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Pressing for Progress – Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in 2018

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‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

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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 including:

  • enhancing the status of international human rights in domestic law
  • gender-based violence, harassment and abuse
  • participation in political and civic life
  • access to civil justice
  • human trafficking and modern slavery
  • detention and asylum
  • health, living standards and social security
  • work and education

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