Women, Brexit and Rights: Prospects and Pitfalls

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The Australian Human Rights Institute and the Practical Justice Initiative at UNSW Sydney invite you to

Women, Brexit and Rights: Prospects and Pitfalls

A public lecture by Professor Fiona Mackay

University of Edinburgh

Australian Human Rights Institute Distinguished Visitor


With comments by Jane Connolly, Consul General of Ireland in Sydney


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

5pm-6pm

A cocktail reception will follow the lecture

6pm-7pm

As the UK moves towards exiting the European Union, arguments about the shape, form and consequences of Brexit continue to rage. But little attention to date has been given to the question of what prospects for women, and women’s rights post-Brexit?

Whilst feminists have had a complicated relationship with the EU, they concede that many reforms and rights have been won with the help of European institutions and European law. Women’s perspectives and the gendered implications of Brexit have been largely neglected in political and public debates.

Will the UK seek to become a beacon and gold standard for gender equality and women’s empowerment? Or will there be a deregulatory race to the bottom? Do different sorts of Brexit promise different outcomes?

In this Lecture, Fiona Mackay assesses the prospects and the pitfalls for gender equality policy and women’s rights in these uncertain times and contingent futures.

About our Guest

Fiona Mackay is Professor of Politics at University of Edinburgh and outgoing Dean and Head of the School of Social and Political Science (2014-2017). She served as Director of the Graduate School of Social and Political Science (2009-12), Deputy Director (2003-07), and Politics Postgraduate Adviser (2007-8).

She was a member of the ESRC Virtual Research College (2003-2008), the ESRC Case Studentship Panel (2005-07), and the ESRC DTC Peer Review College (2010). She serves on the editorial boards of Policy and Politics, and Politics, Groups and Identities, and is a Consultant Editor for the British Journal of Politics and IR.

She founded and co-directs the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN), an international collaboration developing a distinctive approach to the study of gender and politics. Fiona co-edits the FIIN series Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives published in partnership with Rowman Littlefield International. She directs the University's new genderED initiative.

She is a member of the Gender Politics Research Group, and curates the twitter feed @genderpol and the blog genderpolitics@edinburgh. Fiona is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE).


For inquiries about accessibility and dietary requirements, please email humanrights@unsw.edu.au

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