Category: Violence Against Women and Girls

Fawcett society logo

Fawcett Society briefing paper: #FaceHerFuture

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.

Read More »

EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Gentlemen’s agreements: proposals on the table for EU citizens’ rights disadvantage women by design

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. 

Read More »

EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: What Will Brexit Mean for Survivors of Domestic Abuse?

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.

Read More »

EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Brexit, Gender Equality and Scotland – Opportunity or Threat?

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.

Read More »

Gendering Brexit Blog

We've launched a Gendering Brexit blog series, where we invite experts and campaigners to write on the gendered impact of Brexit from a range of perspectives If you would like to contribute to the series, get in touch and email us at info@edf.org.uk