News News & press releases Fawcett Amendment to the Article 50 Bill 24 FEBUARY 2017 Working with Baroness Drake, Fawcett is backing an amendment to the Article 50 Bill calling for the Government to protect women’s rights during and after Brexit. The full text of the Article 50 amendment is: Equality and Women’s Rights Before issuing any notification under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union the Prime Minister shall give an undertaking to have regard to the public interest during negotiations in: A) Maintaining employment rights and protections derived from EU legislation, B) Ensuring EU co-operation to end violence against women and girls, tackle female genital mutilation and end human trafficking will continue unaffected, C) The desirability of continuing to recognise restraining orders placed on abusive partners in EU Member States in the UK and restraining orders placed on abusive partners in the UK across the EU. This amendment is designed to secure additional assurances from Government on a number of important issues for women and for women’s rights. The point-by-point briefing on this Amendment by Fawcett, with help from Women’s Aid, can be found here. READ MORE Fawcett are working to protect women's rights post-Brexit, including backing this amendment to Article 50. READ MORE ABOUT HOW WE ARE DEFENDING WOMEN'S RIGHTS POST-BREXIT. VIEW PREVIOUS AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 50.