The Commonwealth Secretariat and the NO MORE Foundation will launch a new digital portal on 9 September to help the 54 member countries tackle domestic and sexual violence.
This is the first pan-Commonwealth portal, which provides easy-to-use tools and resources to help governments and civil society organisations strengthen their efforts to support victims and those at risk, and educate communities.
Both organisations worked in partnership to develop the portal as the global spike in domestic and sexual violence during the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater urgency to act.
The virtual event will be an opportunity for governments to learn how the portal can support their efforts towards ending the violence and ultimately achieving the UN’s sustainable development goal for gender equality.
The virtual launch event, hosted by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, will include ministers, business leaders, high commissioners, celebrities and women’s rights campaigners.
The ‘Commonwealth Says NO MORE’ digital portal is part of the partnership, which both organisations announced last year.
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