We work to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in all social, economic and political spheres.
We provide technical assistance to member countries to support skills training and capacity building initiatives, monitoring and evaluation and high level advocacy, research and knowledge generation and lead the way for building consensus on key global gender priorities for the Commonwealth.
Our work centres on key aspects of human development towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 Sustainable Goals, and global commitments on gender equality and overall empowerment of women.
There are three inter-linked functions to our gender work:
Great strides have been made to advance women’s education, civic rights and empowerment across the world. Women in entrepreneurship is one such example.
Featured article by Commonwealth youth correspondent, Michael Gyekye of Ghana.
Visionary women leaders in government, business and civil society from across the Commonwealth came together in London today to identify practical steps to achieve gender equality and the protection and empowerment of women and girls.