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How one girl’s longing for change started a revolution to empower girls and end FGM

24 November 2016

As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November, it is right that we recognise this progress but we must also remember that millions of girls are still at risk of FGM.

Election 2016: The Commonwealth observes Ghana’s general elections

24 November 2016

Commonwealth observers are in Ghana for the presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December 2016.

Erica is a woman steering her own future across the high seas

23 November 2016

Erica is the eldest of a family of six children who live on the island of Petite Martinique. She told us that when you live on the island, you simply live a 'seafaring life', and for a woman, there are two options: either get married and become a housewife, or work on the sea.

Grenada referendum and the protection of persons with disabilities

23 November 2016

For Kimani, life is full of challenges and every day it’s about overcoming them without a focus on the fact that he has a disability.

Grenada referendum and the protection of children

23 November 2016

It’s not the fault of the child that he or she is born out of wedlock. That much would seem obvious. But for Johnny Calliste, a proud, patriotic Grenadian and project coordinator with the Ministry of Youth, it has meant stigmatisation and discrimination, especially during his childhood.

A window into the largest and oldest tax administration network

23 November 2016

Between 7-11 November, Lucas Rutherford attended the 37th Annual Technical Meeting of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), held in Bridgetown, Barbados. Read his blog.

Election bodies back Commonwealth guidelines on good practice and social media

22 November 2016

Social media is transforming the way elections are conducted, with candidates exchanging doorstep campaigning for new battlegrounds on Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter to sway voters.

Commonwealth scholars inspiring global change

22 November 2016

More than 900 students have begun their studies in the UK, thanks to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC).

Grenada referendum and the Rights and Freedoms Bill: a survivor’s story

22 November 2016

Michelle is a survivor of sexual abuse and rather than let it define her and determine the journey of the rest of her life, she has used it as a powerful tool to help in the healing of others.

Analysis: Tax and revenue management for resource rich countries

21 November 2016

The policies chosen by governments for managing revenues from mining and petroleum resources will help to determine their ability to achieve sustainable development, writes Dr Daniel Wilde, economic adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat.