Post-Brexit women’s rights charter launched at Labour conference

The Fabian Women's Network is demanding five key commitments from the government

 

The Fabian Women’s Network has launched a Women’s Rights Charter at Labour’s annual women’s conference in Liverpool, setting out commitments the government must make to women following the Brexit vote.

Signed by MPs, MEPs and other members of the Fabian Women’s Network committee, the charter states that in Brexit negotiations the government should:

1.     Safeguard workplace rights including equal pay, annual leave, maternity and pregnancy rights and the rights of part-time workers; and take firm action against gender discrimination and harassment in the workplace;

2.     Meet funding requirements for the work programmes currently reliant on the European Social Fund which support women moving into work;

3.     Safeguard human and reproductive rights of all women, including protecting funding for programmes addressing violence against women and girls the likes of the EU Daphne programme; safeguarding the rights of survivors of VAWG and sexual violence rights in domestic legislation and ensuring women can access the same legal remedies as they do under EU law;

4.     Continue to push for wider representation of women in top positions across all industries within the public and private sector, and step in to support female entrepreneurship and start-ups, particularly in innovation and tech;

5.     Commit to tackle the rise of hate crime and protect the rights of refugee women and ensure that the health and maternity needs of women who are imprisoned or detained are properly attended to.

Supporters are invited to add their names to the Charter via this petition.

See also: What has the EU ever done for women’s rights? Quite a lot actually.

4 Responses to “Post-Brexit women’s rights charter launched at Labour conference”

  1. Anon

    And what of the young girls brutalised in Rotherham – who stands up for them?

  2. Michael WALKER

    Who stands up for wimmin in the Labour Party in England and Wales? Run by all white men.. Mainly in their 50s and beyond.

    No-one is as blinkered as those who criticise others when they themselves are much worse… Until the Labour Party sorts out its misogyny, no point in criticisng others..

  3. CR

    Rotherham, Rochdale, Luton, Oxford, etc., ……

    Who stood up for the girls suffering from religion-based sexual abuse in these cities when Labour was in power?

  4. Michael WALKER

    John McDonnell shows what he thinks of women’s rights..

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