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Ending domestic violence campaign builds momentum

8 March 2017

Campaigners, Commonwealth high commissioners, parliamentarians and members of civil society today stood behind a new initiative to support its member governments to eliminate domestic violence.

Secretary-General’s message for International Women’s Day 2017

8 March 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 is being celebrated as we complete twelve months of celebrating ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’, and our focus for the year ahead shifts to ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’.

Peace in the home initiative to empower domestic violence survivors

Release date 8 March 2017

The Commonwealth launches new initiative to help member states bring down rates of domestic violence.

Peace in the home: ‘Why do we turn a blind eye to domestic violence?’

7 March 2017

As the Commonwealth launches the Peace in the Home: Ending domestic violence together initiative, we look back on some of the best articles from young Commonwealth Correspondents on gender equality and tackling violence and discrimination.

Peace-building is the theme for Commonwealth Day 2017

Release date 6 March 2017

On Monday 13 March, schools and communities in 52 countries will mark Commonwealth Day 2017.

Commonwealth to host inaugural Meeting of Trade Ministers

Release date 2 March 2017

Commonwealth Ministers responsible for trade, industry and investment will meet in London from 9-10 March to kick-start an ambitious ‘Agenda for Growth’ across the Commonwealth’s 52 member countries.

Commonwealth is uniquely placed to counter violence says leading expert

2 March 2017

A leading international academic on the prevention of violence says the Commonwealth is uniquely placed to take forward cross-sector policy interventions that could protect millions of lives.

Deputy Secretary-General Dr Josephine Ojiambo visits Zambia

2 March 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Ojiambo was received in audience by the Vice-President of Zambia, HE Inonge Wina, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon Dr Patrick Matibini and the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Vincent Mwale.

Finalists of 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards announced

Release date 1 March 2017

Seventeen young change makers from 13 countries are in the running to be named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year at an awards ceremony held on 15 March at Marlborough House in London.

Peace in the home means peace in our communities, says Secretary-General

28 February 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has made her inaugural speech at the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.