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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.  

Blog: More women in leadership means more sustainable and inclusive development Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ahern

26 November 2020

A key indicator of progress towards the UN’s sustainable development goal five: Gender Equality measures the number of women in leadership. In the lead up to the 2030 deadline for this target, we must see those numbers surge in the political sphere.

Commonwealth Secretary-General: Take a stand for no more violence against women and girls Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

25 November 2020

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed on 25 November every year. It launches 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence until Human Rights Day on 10 December.

Health advocates, survivors and celebrities join Commonwealth campaign against cervical cancer Screenshot of participants

24 November 2020

Health advocates, cancer survivors and celebrities have joined the Commonwealth’s campaign to eradicate cervical cancer in its 54 countries. 

Antigua & Barbuda to co-champion blue economy action for the Commonwealth Antigua and Barbuda landscape

24 November 2020

The Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has stepped forward to co-champion the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on the sustainable blue economy, alongside the current champion country, Kenya.

Event: 16 Days of Actions – For the women in my life Secretary-General Patricia Scotland action against violence against women

25 November 2020 to 10 December 2020

The Commonwealth and the NO MORE Foundation are launching a ‘16 Days of Actions’ blog series on 25 November to help end violence against women and girls.

Parliaments have key role in response to ‘human rights emergency’ Parliamentarian engagement event

20 November 2020

Members of parliament have a crucial role in countries’ response to the “human rights emergency” caused by Covid-19, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said.