Global leaders and institutions have endorsed the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s call to work more effectively together to end the suffering of women and girls facing violence at the hands of their partners.
The Royal Commonwealth Society has today launched The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017, focusing on the topic of A Commonwealth for Peace. The launch coincides with the United Nations’ International Day of Peace.
Vulnerable small island states and developing countries stand to gain access to billions of dollars of climate finance with the aid of a new Commonwealth initiative.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has thrown her weight, and that of the Commonwealth, behind plans for a global agreement to end the refugee and migration crisis around the world.
The Secretary-General has told BBC News that Commonwealth ministers and parliamentarians have asked her to help them respond to the crisis of irregular mass movement of people across the world by coming up with a plan.
Ministers and parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth have joined the Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, to highlight the challenges and opportunities faced by the irregular mass movement of people across the world.
Women affairs ministers at a high-level Commonwealth meeting have promised to take action to end gender discrimination and violence.
Ministers and lawmakers at the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting today received a “cutting-edge” resource to help beef-up East African laws that protect women against violence.
The under-representation of women and increasing gender inequalities must be reversed if sustainable development goals are to be met, according to the Commonwealth at the Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting in Apia.