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CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 19

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

Embed the rights of disabled women and girls into disability and gender equality policies. Fully consult on this with disabled women’s and girls’ organisations.

Take steps to prevent multiple and intersectional discrimination in all areas of life, and collect disaggregated data on any such discrimination. Consider UN advice on disabled women and girls.


Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party, in close consultation with organizations of women and girls with disabilities, mainstream the rights of women and girls with disabilities into disability and gender equality policies. It also recommends that the State party, in line with the Committee’s general comment No. 3 (2016) on women and girls with disabilities and targets 5.1, 5.2 and 5.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopt inclusive and targeted measures, including the collection of disaggregated data, to prevent multiple and intersectional discrimination against women and girls with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities, in education, employment, health and access to justice and in terms of poverty and violence.

Date of UN examination

03/10/2017

UN article number

6 (disabled women)

Last updated on 08/10/2019