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Event: 2021 Commonwealth Women’s Forum in Rwanda

The Commonwealth Women’s Forum will now take place from 22 to 23 June 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda

The women’s forum is one of four gatherings to be held on the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

CHOGM and associated meetings were due to have been held in June 2020 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The forum will attract 500 delegates from governments, civil society, not-for-profits, women’s rights organisations and human rights groups from 54 Commonwealth member countries and the rest of the world.

Delegates will discuss solutions to address pressing challenges affecting women and girls across the Commonwealth and to ensure member countries have robust policies 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 – ultimately 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 Equitable Access and Inclusive Growth’.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting the forum in partnership with the government of Rwanda.

For further information, please contact the Secretariat’s gender team at [email protected].