Gender equality is at the heart of the EU’s mission. Equal pay and treatment for women in the workplace is safeguarded by EU human rights protections and laws. It is thanks to the EU that we currently have 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, (which can be shared with a partner) and protection against dismissal on the grounds of pregnancy.
Women's safety across borders
Women's safety is also assured across borders. A restraining order issued in one EU country is automatically recognised in another. As EU citizens, women have also gained rights to part-time and flexible working. That's particularly important to the 6.3 million women who work part time while often bearing the majority of caring responsibilities.
Removing women's rights
If we leave, British women will not automatically benefit from future EU equality laws and protections. What’s more, any future government could decide to legislate in the interests of the employer rather than the employee. They could decide to remove current equality rights women have!
None of us voted to bring back inequality for women. Add your name to the petition here. Together we will show this government we won't stand for a reversal of women's rights. Sign now to stop this sexist Brexit.