Fawcett statement on the EU Referendum result

Following the result of the EU Referendum, in which the public voted to leave the EU, Sam Smethers, CEO of Fawcett, said:

“Last week we issued a Gender Equality Challenge to both sides of the EU Referendum campaign. Now that we know the outcome we re-state that challenge. We ask the Government and those who will lead the negotiations to commit to maintaining existing progress on gender equality, particularly employment protections for women in work and co-operation across the EU to end violence against women and girls and set out their positive vision for what the future for women and gender equality will look like.”

“The Fawcett Society will work with them and with all political parties and others to defend women’s rights and to make this vision a reality.”

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