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, Growth and Operations Officer at Just Fair, contributes this blog on the implications of Brexit on domestic abuse for the Gendering Brexit Blog series.
Continue reading “EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: What Will Brexit Mean for Survivors of Domestic Abuse?”
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.
Continue reading “EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: How ‘Brexit’ Threatens Northern Irish Anti-Discrimination Law”
‘Women are likely to be harder hit by a ‘hard Brexit’ than men…And the impact is also likely to be more negative for BME people’.
This is from our contributor, Dr Sara Reis from the Women’s Budget Group on the economic impact of Brexit on women for our Gendering Brexit Blog series.
Continue reading “EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Deal or no Deal, Brexit is Bad News for Women”
Imogen Richmond-Bishop, Coordinator of the Right to Food project at Sustain, explores the impact of Brexit on women’s food security for the EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series.
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‘An economic shock after Brexit and cuts to public services will hit women hardest.’
This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group, who discusses how Brexit could unfairly affect women in a podcast epsiode by the Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services.
Continue reading “CIPFA podcast: What does Brexit mean for public services? Epsiode 8 – The Women’s Budget Group”
‘It is noteworthy that whenever further devolution of power has been mooted in Scotland, equality has been high on the agenda.’
This observation by Professor Nicole Busby from the University of Strathclyde is from her guest blog on Brexit and gender equality in Scotland, as part of the EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series.
Continue reading “EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Brexit, Gender Equality and Scotland – Opportunity or Threat?”
A blog by Kathryn Quinton, Communictions Director, Equality and Diversity Forum
Continue reading “A Good Name in the Public Square: Reframing Human Rights”
Just like the 2008 financial crisis, Brexit could be an opportunity to re-assert the centrality of core values such as equality and diversity. And yet, neither the UK government nor the EU have acknowledged their respective role in ensuring socio-economic rights in a post-Brexit settlement.
This is from our second contributor, Professor Roberta Guerrina at the University of Surrey who questions the exclusion of feminist voices from the Brexit negotiations.
Continue reading “EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: “Don’t Worry, Women’s Rights and Equality are Already Embedded within our Legal Framework” – A Feminist Reading of Brexit Myths and Narratives”
41% of Britons think everyone in Britain enjoys the same basic human rights, whereas 35% disagree.
This is according to research on human rights by Ipsos MORI, published in July 2018, which shows that Britain is split on whether human rights abuse in the UK is a problem.
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A key consideration of the EU negotiations should be the lived experiences of younger generations living in the UK.
The July 2018 report by Common Vision on millennials and Brexit provides a comprehensive and comparative picture of the attitudes and priorities of young people.
Continue reading “Common Vision report: A Generation Together? What do Millennials want from Brexit?”