De-mystifying the effects of COVID-19 on remittances money coins

8 December 2020

Annual transfers of money by foreign migrant workers to their home countries play a huge role in many countries. These remittances provide income support for family members back home and, in some cases, provide funding for start-ups. Remittances are also a source of foreign exchange reserves for developing countries and they help contain trade balances and widen the revenue base through increased consumption

Blog: How sport can fight gender-based violence Sport for development and peace

8 December 2020

The Commonwealth advocates sport as a vehicle for development and peacebuilding. Given its popularity and unequivocal prominence in the rich tapestry of the Commonwealth’s heritage, sport has huge potential to drive social change – and accelerate gender equality – across member states.

Blog: Engaging men and boys to end gender-based violence Trinidad

7 December 2020

Gender-based violence is prevalent throughout the Commonwealth. It impacts the social, economic and psychological wellbeing of individuals and communities. Violence against women and girls in particular is usually underreported.

COVID-19 precautions taken as polls open in Ghana’s general election Ghana elections

7 December 2020

Amid stringent health precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voters formed orderly queues at polling stations in Ghana, as the general election got under way.

Blog: Employers creating safe spaces to prevent harassment at work workplace harassment

6 December 2020

Workplace harassment is an epidemic that blights the lives of women and girls around the world in formal and informal ‘workplace’ spheres. It is used to discriminate against or violate the human rights of over half of the world’s population.

Commonwealth observers start work as Ghana goes to the polls Commonwealth Observer Group in Ghana

5 December 2020

Ghanaians will vote in the presidential and parliamentary election due to be held on 7 December.

Blog: Trivialising misogyny in terrorism is dangerous but tackling gender assumptions can prevent violent extremism  countering extreme terrorism

5 December 2020

Although often overlooked, there is a stark gender dynamic to terrorism and violent extremism. In 2018, Commonwealth Heads of Government encouraged the active involvement of women in finding solutions to violent extremism.

Secretary-General makes first official visit to The Gambia after it re-joined Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

4 December 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will tomorrow depart for her first official visit to The Gambia.

New study calls for gender equity in ocean science Female ocean scientist

4 December 2020

A newly released report funded by the Government of Canada has called for better opportunities in ocean science for women and those who identify as non-binary, in order to achieve sustainable ocean governance.

Blog: Justice system should not fail in protecting victims of gender-based violence Ugandan women and child

4 December 2020

The first instinct of women planning to escape violence is to reach the police and justice system for protection. As they take the brave step to report, often they are met with a failing system.

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