Agenda announced today (Wednesday 20 July) that it is part of the ‘Face Her Future‘ coalition: a group of women’s organisations presenting a positive vision for women in the UK, and challenging the Government to make the UK the best place in the world to be a woman. The campaign #FaceHerFuture is fighting for women’s rights to be protected post-Brexit. Led by gender equality campaigning charity, the Fawcett Society, the coalition is demanding that current rights are not weakened either directly or indirectly as a result of Brexit negotiations.
Katharine Sacks-Jones, Director of Agenda, said:
“The most excluded and vulnerable women are those who are most reliant on the government and outside bodies to uphold their rights. For the 1.2 million women in England who experience the most extensive abuse as a child and an adult, strategic efforts to end violence against women and girls, and to protect their economic and social rights are essential. These women are also likely to be hit the very hardest by any economic downturn. We’re proud to be part of the #FaceHerFuture campaign, to make sure that the women facing the most difficult lives aren’t forgotten during Brexit negotiations.”