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Youth entrepreneurship – the key to maintaining Africa’s rise

25 November 2016

Advancing youth entrepreneurship is a major priority for the Commonwealth, writes Melissa Bryant, Assistant Communications Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat

Renowned Bangladeshi jurist calls on Secretary-General Scotland

25 November 2016

Dr Kamal Hossain, co-author of the landmark Commonwealth report, ‘Civil Paths to Peace’, called on Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Transparency International-UK Annual Lecture

8 December 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will deliver Transparency International-UK’s Anti-Corruption Lecture on Thursday 8 December 2016.

Women leaders speak out on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2016

The Commonwealth is holding an event at its headquarters in London today to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Called Empowering girls and women: The role of health and education in eliminating violence against women, it has a special focus on the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Red Wednesday and a Commonwealth united against religious hatred

25 November 2016

A campaign to recognise those persecuted or killed in acts of religious hatred saw both sides of the frontage of the UK Houses of Parliament illuminated in red this week.

‘We will bring down rates of violence against women’ Commonwealth chief lays out plan to tackle gender-based violence

24 November 2016

As the world marks the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I stand with millions of men and women around the world to say NO to violence! We will not accept that violence is a part of culture. We reject any suggestions that women and girls are mere possessions to be used and abused.

Commonwealth commits action to end violence against women

Release date 24 November 2016

The Commonwealth will chart a course to decrease violence against women - one of the biggest problems facing humanity - Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will tell experts tomorrow.

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.

Ghanaian elections conduct must be ‘beyond reproach’ says Commonwealth

Release date 24 November 2016

The Commonwealth has urged political party leaders in Ghana to adhere to the country’s long tradition of delivering peaceful and credible elections, ahead of the presidential and parliamentary polls due on 7 December.