International Women’s Day: ‘We must put right all the ills against women’

8 March 2016

“Any gender disadvantage in education is not only morally deficient but is also economically inefficient.” stated Guy Hewitt, the Barbados High Commissioner to the UK.

Initiative to strengthen health systems in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

8 March 2016

The Commonwealth Secretariat will work with the government of Sierra Leone to enhance its public health protection policy, particularly in the context of achieving universal health coverage.

International Women’s Day 2016: Ending global inequality in education

1 March 2016

To mark International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth Secretariat will hold a panel discussion in London on 8 March under the theme, 'Sustained education of women and girls for their economic and political empowerment'.

Trinidad and Tobago forum addresses accountability and transparency in the Caribbean

29 February 2016

Caribbean countries are already facing economic challenges such as unsustainable levels of debt and vulnerabilities due to climate change and cannot afford to fall victim to corruption.

Commonwealth Lecture focuses on combating violent extremism through education

26 February 2016

“Education is the way to disarm the processes that may lead to violent extremism.” - Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group supports inclusive political dialogue in Maldives

24 February 2016

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) gathered in London on 24 February 2016 for an extraordinary meeting to discuss the outcomes of a fact-finding visit by a delegation of its members to the Maldives earlier in the month.

East Africa judiciary to improve standards in violence against women cases

22 February 2016

Commonwealth East African judges meet to agree on new legal standards that apply human rights law to cases involving violence against women and girls.

Pacific to establish cybercrime collaborative platform as threat escalates

22 February 2016

Law enforcement, legal officers and government officials, from across the Commonwealth Pacific region, will meet in Nuku’alofa, Tonga for a three day (24-26 February) regional meeting to tackle deepening concerns around cybercrime.