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    This pioneering initiative is part of the larger strategy focused on ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’ – the theme for Commonwealth Day and the rest of the year.

Peace in the home: Ending domestic violence together initiative

On International Women’s Day – 8 March – Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland launched an initiative called Peace in the home: Ending domestic violence together, and unveiled specific measures to help governments tackle domestic violence. The programme is a contribution to this year’s theme: A peace-building Commonwealth. The Secretary-General’s aim is to build a coalition of governments, businesses, civil society and citizens committed to ending domestic violence and achieving peace in the home.

The Commonwealth’s 12-month initiative will focus on a multipronged action plan requested by Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers at their summit in Samoa last September. It will include the launch of a project to investigate the economic cost of domestic violence in Commonwealth countries; and support to governments to strengthen legislations. Peace in the home: Ending domestic violence together is expected to culminate in a Commonwealth accord in February 2018.

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