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CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 40

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

In line with advice issued by the UN on women in conflict and post-conflict situations:

a) Address obstacles to women’s participation in peacebuilding processes, including intimidation by paramilitary groups, as noted in the 2014 inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security;

b) Guarantee women’s participation in transitional justice mechanisms as set out in the draft Northern Ireland (Stormont House Agreement) Bill.


Original UN recommendation

With reference to the Committee’s general recommendation No. 30 (2013) on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations, the Committee recommends that the State party take concrete measures to ensure the effective participation of women in post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding processes in Northern Ireland, in line with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), including by:

(a) Addressing the obstacles to their participation, including intimidation by paramilitary groups, as noted in the 2014 inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security.

(b) Guaranteeing women’s participation in the context of the transitional justice mechanisms envisaged in the draft Northern Ireland (Stormont House Agreement) Bill.

Date of UN examination

26/02/2019

UN article number

7 (political and public life), 8 (representation in government and at the international level)

Last updated on 08/10/2019