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CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 42

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

(a) Do more to encourage girls to study non-traditional subjects and courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics;

(b) Implement previous recommendations from the Women and Equalities Committee on sexual harassment of women and girls in public places;

(c) Introduce compulsory education on sexual and reproductive rights across the UK, including on issues such as gender relations and sexual behaviour;

(d) promote human rights education in schools, including a focus on girls’ rights and CEDAW.


Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Strengthen efforts to encourage girls to pursue non-traditional subjects and take coordinated measures to encourage girls to take up courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

(b) Continue to implement the recommendations of the Women and Equalities Committee contained in the report of October 2018 on sexual harassment of women and girls in public places.

(c) Take measures to introduce mandatory age-appropriate education on sexual and reproductive rights in school curricula, including issues such as gender relations and responsible sexual behaviour, throughout the State party.

(d) Promote human rights education in schools which includes a focus on the empowerment of girls and the Convention.

Date of UN examination

26/02/2019

UN article number

10 (education)

Last updated on 08/10/2019