The women’s forum, one of four meetings to be held on the margins of the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), will take place from 22 to 23 June 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda.
It will attract 500 participants from governments, civil society, not-for-profits, women’s rights organisations and human rights groups from 53 Commonwealth member countries and the rest of the world.
Participants will share and strategise solutions to address pressing challenges affecting women and girls across the Commonwealth to ensure member countries have robust frameworks and programmes to meet gender equality targets by 2030.
Proposed solutions from the two-day forum will inform Commonwealth leaders’ discussions and decisions on ending gender inequality – involving women at the highest level of policymaking to address challenges directly affecting them.
The theme of the forum is ‘Delivering a Common Future: Transforming for Gender Equality’.
The Commonwealth is hosting the forum in partnership with the government of Rwanda.
For further information, please contact the Commonwealth’s gender section at [email protected]