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Stories on gender from Commonwealth youth correspondents

We asked young correspondents from across the Commonwealth to write a series of stories on gender issues in the lead up to the 11th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting. Read their stories.
“Gender Equity”- The key to successful climate change responses

Climate change policies will not be effective unless they are gender-aware. It is not about making men and women the same but about providing equitable opportunities and value to both genders. 

Women's leadership and participation in decision-making in the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth, which commands nearly a quarter of the world’s population, is presently steered by Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC. The next Secretary-General of the United Nations may well extend this list of woman in power.

 

Gender equality through sustainable development in an inclusive Commonwealth

Sustainable development in an inclusive Commonwealth makes the most of all its resources. With 60 per cent of the population of the Commonwealth aged 29 and under, and highly empowered women of all ages, it would be a missed opportunity if the Commonwealth did not bring generations together to advance gender equality. 

Women’s corporate leadership

Gender equality has come a long way since the emergence of feminism in the 19th and early-20th century. Yet, not much headway seems to have been made in terms of the economic empowerment of women.

Women's economic empowerment and enterprise

Great strides have been made to advance women’s education, civic rights and empowerment across the world. Women in entrepreneurship is one such example.

Gender equality and the SDGs – what should the priorities be in the Commonwealth?

Goal 5 of the 17 SDGs aims for gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls. In simple terms, the mission is to nurture the enabling environment where women, both young and old, have the opportunity to pursue their aspirations without fear, hindrance or discrimination.