CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 18

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

Look at how changes to public spending, tax and welfare are affecting women’s rights. They should take urgent steps to reduce and resolve any negative effects.

Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party undertake a comprehensive assessment on the impact of austerity measures on the rights of women and adopt measures to mitigate and remedy the negative consequences without delay.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

2 (elimination of discrimination against women), 13 (economic and social life)

Last updated on 11/09/2019