Ali Harris, our Chief Executive, gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on 31 November 2016. Joining her were Professor Anna Lawson, Leeds University, and Professor Sylvia Walby, University of Lancaster.
Ali called for mapping of equality, diversity and human rights issues across government on the impact of Brexit. A clear equality strategy is needed for Britain’s negotiations with the EU, supported by a closer and more structured relationship between government, research and voluntary sectors to take forward equality and human rights issues.
The cooperative benefits of the European research area should not be lost: there’s a “real will… for the UK to still engage [in European equality work] because there’s so much to be gained from that engagement.”