Actions and inspirations towards ending violence against women and girls in the Commonwealth

Event date: 02 December 2022, 10:00 - 12:00 BST
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The Commonwealth Secretariat will host a gathering of high commissions, businesses, academia, women’s rights campaigners and civil society representatives on 2 December to look at and discuss actions and inspirations towards ending violence against women and girls in its 56 member countries.

Gathering soon after International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, observed on 25 November, the event seeks to raise awareness, measure progress and promote effective strategies aimed at ending a scourge that affects one in three women at least once within their lifetime.

The event features panel discussions and presentations on practical interventions to end violence against women and girls, including the Commonwealth Says NO MORE campaign, as well as examines the role of businesses and civil society in accelerating efforts towards women’s protection. The purpose of the discussions will be to showcase cross-sectoral good practices that could be replicated in other countries with similar contexts.

Speakers include:

  • The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, Commonwealth Secretary-General
  • Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Senior Director, Economic Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate, Commonwealth Secretariat 
  • Jude Kelly CBE, Chief Executive Officer and founder, WOW Foundation
  • Patrick Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, Hestia
  • Melissa Morbeck, Director of Partnerships, NO MORE Foundation
  • Lyndsey Dearlove, Global Director Operations, NO MORE Foundation

Event details:

  • Date: Friday, 2 December
  • Time: 10am - 12pm GMT
  • Venue: Marlborough House, London

The event is open to members of the public. Please register your interest via email: [email protected] to receive a complimentary pass. Please note that space is limited, and confirmation is required.

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