Today, people across the globe will pause to focus on one of the most persistent and vicious epidemics in our history: AIDS. Three letters that have caused unprecedented suffering and loss across generations and around our world.
Youth activists as young as nine will join a momentous session on protecting the planet at a time when global climate talks are put on ice.
The Commonwealth is deploying a team to observe the general election in Ghana scheduled for 7 December.
Beyond the immediate human impact, violence against women and girls also costs billions of dollars a year, be it in lost work, damaged children, hospital fees or police time. The global cost of violence against women and girls was estimated at $1.5 trillion in 2016 – making everyone across the world at least $200 poorer that year.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, it was clear that the pandemic was not only a health crisis but also an economic threat. Little did we know that the impact of COVID-19 containment measures and economic pressures would be felt across communities with violence in the homes, particularly against women, rising at an alarming rate.
Today, many women and girls are trapped in cycles of abuse, struggling to find an escape route. This is a tragedy, not just for them personally, but for the whole of society.
Commonwealth countries are using innovation and ingenuity to counter threats of injustice and inequality from Covid-19.
The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a webinar on Covid-19 and girls’ access to education.
Violence against women and girls is a global epidemic, yet one of the least talked-about barriers to climate action.
The Annual Meeting of the New Producers Group will be held virtually from 1-3rd December 2020.