Saturday August 15, 2020

Women’s rights are most at risk from a post-Brexit Britain

If Brexit leads to a poorer economic future in Britain –and it will – the result will be cuts in government spending and that will have a disproportionate effect on women, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged

1st September, 2019
Demonstrators outside the Houses of Parliament in London last week: the issue of the impact of a hard Brexit on women’s rights continues to be sidelined Pic: Getty

You cannot scroll through your Twitter feed, turn on your television, or pick up a newspaper without witnessing the implosion of what was once the most powerful kingdom on Earth.

The issue of gender has been notably absent in Brexit coverage, yet Brexit could have a huge impact on women’s rights, welfare and social justice.

The European Union, with its enshrined legislation guaranteed in a series of regional mandates, confirms rights to equal...

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