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World AIDS Day: Eliminating triple threat of HIV, gender-based violence and cervical cancer Zambia women

1 December 2020

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.  

Commonwealth Action Series on protecting planet amid stalled climate change momentum Maldives

2 December 2020

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.

Commonwealth to observe Ghanaian General elections Election observers at Ghana 2012 elections

30 November 2020

The Commonwealth is deploying a team to observe the general election in Ghana scheduled for 7 December.

Blog: Ending violence against women and girls can add trillions to economy Seychelles market woman worker

30 November 2020

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.

Blog: COVID puts women in tourism-dependent economies at more risk of violence, but it can stop Barbados street

29 November 2020

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.

Blog: We need ‘one-stop’ crisis centres to rescue women trapped in cycles of abuse nurse in medical centre in Tonga

28 November 2020

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.

Covid-19 has spurred changes to justice systems Rule of Law webinar

27 November 2020

Commonwealth countries are using innovation and ingenuity to counter threats of injustice and inequality from Covid-19.

Event: Covid-19 and Girls’ Access to Education Students in class, Malaysia

10 December 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a webinar on Covid-19 and girls’ access to education.

How climate finance can address violence against women and girls Mother and child

27 November 2020

Violence against women and girls is a global epidemic, yet one of the least talked-about barriers to climate action.

Event: New Producers Annual Meeting 2020 New Producers Group event

1 December 2020 to 3 December 2020

The Annual Meeting of the New Producers Group will be held virtually from 1-3rd December 2020.