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CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 58

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

(a) Provide enough resources to effectively implement the Female Offender Strategy for England and Wales and ensure that a similar strategy is adopted in other parts of the UK.

(b) Continue to develop alternative sentences other than imprisonment, including community interventions and services, for women convicted of minor offences.

(c) Take action to improve the provision of mental health care in all prisons, while being mindful of the particular needs of women.


Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Allocate sufficient resources to effectively implement the Female Offender Strategy, and ensure that a similar strategy is also adopted in other administrations of the State party.

(b) Continue to develop alternative sentencing and custodial strategies, including community interventions and services, for women convicted of minor offences.

(c) Take further measures to improve the provision of mental health care in all prisons, taking into account the particular needs of women.

Date of UN examination

26/02/2019

UN article number

2 (elimination of discrimination against women), 15 (equality before the law)

Last updated on 08/10/2019