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Women for a People’s Vote is part of the campaign to give the public a say on the Brexit deal.

  • We now know the true impact Brexit will have on our rights and services.
  • We have been underrepresented in the debate but there is another option.
  • We will not get a better deal for women. Brexit as it was promised is undeliverable.

A People’s Vote is a vote for women, for equality, for justice.

Theresa May sent just 1 woman to Brussels to negotiate our future:

Despite being 51% of the UK population, women’s voices are not being heard in the Brexit debate. Senior staff in the Department for exiting the EU make up just 38% women and 11% of the negotiating team are women. What's more, the deal will be voted on by Parliament, where only 32% of MPs are women. It’s no wonder the Brexit on offer doesn’t deliver for women.

62% of women support a People’s Vote:

According to a YouGov survey in November 2018. A People's Vote is the only democratic way for women for have their voices heard now they know the facts on what Brexit means for them. What's on offer shows that the promises made during the referendum campaign in 2016 can't be delivered. It is also a far worse deal than we've already got with the EU.

Women’s rights at work, home and on the street are not guaranteed under current agreements:

Many of the laws that ensure women cannot be discriminated against at work, can defend themselves against sexual harassment and can stand up for women’s rights around the world are enshrined in EU law. Leaving the EU risks leaving these hard-fought rights to the whims of our national political cycle as well as losing out on future protections.

Economic downturn will hit women hardest:

Brexit means the cost of living will rise in the UK. Austerity has shown that when public money is tight, it’s women, women’s jobs and women’s services that are worst off. Domestic violence shelters as well as households budgets managed by women risk substantial cuts thanks to rising inflation, reduced investment and economic stagnation.

The UK could lose 400,000 care workers by 2020:

Someone will need to look after our ageing population. Thanks to the division of labour that sees women continuing to take up the majority of unpaid care work, Brexit will reprivatise care taking women out of the workplace, back into the home and turning back the clock on women’s employment.

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