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Strengthening gender equality in post-Brexit Britain

Press release issued: 20 June 2017

On 20 June, a group of academics and interested stakeholders met to discuss how to strengthen gender equality in post-Brexit Britain.

The event, which resulted from a PolicyBristol Fellowship between Professor Sarah Childs and the Women's Equality Party, looked at three key issues; women and work; funding of lifesaving services addressing violence against women; and women's health. The aim was to discuss, review and contribute to policymaking in these areas, grounded on the available evidence, in order to ensure that gender equality is a priority in the UK as we leave the EU.

The sessions varied between presentations, Q+A, panel discussion and group activities, and the energy and enthusiasm in the room was infectious. Attendees from policy and practice contributed valuable points to the discussion, while highlighting the alignment of the aims and findings of research and practice.

We’re looking forward to working with colleagues on ‘State of play’ policy reports on the issues covered.

 You can view tweets from the day on twitter by searching the hashtag #genderbrexit.  

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