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UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN HL12813, tabled on 1 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are meeting the UK's responsibilities under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women; and how they are ensuring that women can participate in non-governmental and civil society organisations.

Answered on

15 February 2021

The CEDAW Committee published their concluding observations in March 2019, following submission of the UK’s eighth periodic report and examination. We are grateful to the Committee for their consideration. We take our CEDAW responsibilities seriously and will be reporting our progress to the Committee in due course.

Non-governmental and civil society organisations play an important role in the reporting and examination process, and representatives from the Government Equalities Office meet with them regularly.

The Government has invested over £750 million in the charity sector so that they can continue their vital work through the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes £10 million funding for charities providing safe accommodation for victims of domestic abuse and £15 million for 2020/21 from the Tampon Tax Fund.

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