The UK can say goodbye to the €6.17 billion the EU allocated to achieve gender equality objectives between 2014 and 2020.
In August 2016, Compass published an article on the gendered cost of Brexit.
The author; Malene Bratlie, BA Sociology student at the University of Greenwich highlights what the EU has done for gender equality and states the need for women to be at the forefront of planning the UK’s future.
The article also makes reference to a National Institute for Economic and Social Research report (pdf), which finds that post-Brexit welfare cuts would hit low-income households the hardest and particularly affect lone parent families with two children (90% of whom are women).
While there is certainly room for improvement in EU’s gender equality agenda, Brexit means that the UK has placed itself outside any discussion that may further enhance women’s rights.