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New research: Impact of Brexit on Women in Northern Ireland

New research: Impact of Brexit on Women in Northern Ireland
Commission publishes new Research into the Impact of Brexit on Women in NI.

The Equality Commission recently commissioned research considering The Impact of Brexit on Women in Northern Ireland.

The independent research was undertaken as part of the Commission’s role, under the Windsor Framework, to safeguard rights after Brexit and was carried out by Dr Katharine A. M. Wright, Professor Ruth McAreavey and Rebecca Donaldson from Newcastle University.

This Research was launched at the Commission’s recent Women in Northern Ireland Conference, held in Belfast.

Speaking about the research, Roisin Mallon, Director of the Dedicated Mechanism Unit at the Commission said: “The impact of Brexit has been keenly felt across many sectors in Northern Ireland. This independent research, commissioned on behalf of the Commission, highlights a range of concerns expressed by local women. These include the protection of women’s rights post Brexit; the social and economic impact of Brexit on women and the future funding landscape for women.

“This high-level research will help inform us and will be used to shape our future recommendations to offset the impact of Brexit on women here in Northern Ireland,” said Roisin.

Download the research report:

Research report launch

(l-r) Roisin Mallon, Rebecca Donaldson, Geraldine McGahey, Dr Katharine Wright and Professor Ruth McAreavey.

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