CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 52

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Ensure that women in abusive situations can receive payments under Universal Credit independent of their partners. (b) End the two-child limit on child tax credit. (c) Ensure that raising the State pension age to 66 does not discriminate against women born in the 1950s.

Original UN recommendation

Recalling its general recommendations No. 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women, the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Adopt inclusive and accessible measures to facilitate women and girls access to education, employment, healthcare services and support services in rural areas, including by ensuring their access to transportation and Internet, as well as their participation in decision-making processes regarding rural development. (b) Review its policy on fracking and its impact on the rights of women and girls, and consider introducing a comprehensive and complete ban on fracking. (c) Ensure the equal participation of rural women and girls in policymaking processes on disaster mitigation and climate change, in line with its general recommendation No. 37 (2018) on the gender-related dimensions of disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

13 (economic and social life)

Last updated on 11/09/2019